For about 100 years now, the Boy Scouts of America has been a boys-only-club. It was designed to be so and has consistently remained as so, until now. Going forward, this testosterone only club will be admitting members of the opposite gender.
The Boys Scouts of America made this announcement today that they will start enrolling girls into the club. Once enrolled, girls will be treated equally to their male counterparts and stand a fair chance of becoming a Cub Scout and earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. The Eagle Scout is the most coveted honor that can be bestowed on the Boy Scouts members.
“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 CEO of Boy Scouts.
The decision to enroll girls into Boy Scouts was a unanimous decision made by the board of directors. No doubt, the board made a historic change and a first-of-its-kind for a club that has only enrolled boys for over 100 years now.
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