The Boy Scouts Will Soon Be Allowing Girls To Join

October 11, 2017

The future of Boy Scouts of America will be changing in an announcement made today (Wednesday, October 11th) they'll be accepting older girls in programming. Previously they've had co-ed programs, but will expand to include them into the Cub Scout program as well as give them a path to Eagle Scout. The change will begin in 2018.

“We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children,” said Michael Surbaugh, the BSA’s chief scout executive. "The values of Scouting -- trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, brave and reverent, for example -- are important for both young men and women," Surbaugh added.

As you can imagine many people are not as happy about the recruitment of girls and young women into Boy Scouts. Including several members of the organization.

"I formally request that your organization stay focused on serving the 90 percent of American boys not currently participating in Boy Scouts ... and not consider expanding to recruit girls," wrote GSUSA President Kathy Hopinkah Hannan in a letter to the BSA's president, AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson.

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