Yesterday, on International Day of the Girl, the Boy Scouts organization made an historic announcement--they're letting girls join. In a statement on their website, the BSA said that the values and leadership lessons the organization teaches are important for both boys and girls. And they say that the change will help busy parents with time and activity management for their families. While there have been programs that girls were able to participate in before, now they'll be able to join the Cub Scouts and even work towards becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest ranking honor in the group. Girls will be able to start joining beginning next year.
So what is the Girl Scouts take on the move? According to CNN, the move has caused contention between the two groups. Click HERE to see the statements The Girl Scouts made to CNN.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 11, 2017
The BSA expands programs to welcome girls from Cub Scouts to highest rank of Eagle Scout https://t.co/WbFQxCXZBN
— Boy Scouts - BSA (@boyscouts) October 11, 2017