Boy Scouts Now Allowing Girls to Join their Programs
Just like boys in the program, girls will also be allowed to earn the highest ranking known as Eagle Scout.
The Boy Scout of America has done a complete 360 this year, considering they began allowing transgender boys into their troops earlier this year as well.
The unanimous vote will allow girls to start joining their local boy scout troops in 2018. In a statement released today, the vote came after the “organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who’ve never been involved in Scouting — to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.”
The Boy Scouts are trying to appeal to both girls and boys as they continued on in their statement, writing “Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. Most are dual-earners and there are more single-parent households than ever before, making convenient programs that serve the whole family more appealing.”
The title of “Eagle Scout” is an honor recognized by many organizations and companies. Astronaut Steven Lindsey and TV star Mike Rowe are just two of the people who have received this prestigious title.
Right now only younger girls can participate as they have not straightened out their curriculum beyond the Cub Scouts, but they plan on the older girls program to be ready by 2019.
We support the Boy Scouts of America in their efforts, and cannot wait to see the future of their program.
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