Oct 11, 2017

Boy Scouts to accept female scouts

Boy Scouts listen to Donald Trump's speech at the annual jamboree

The Boy Scouts of America will soon begin accepting female scouts, NBC News' Pete Williams reports. Per NBC: "Starting next year, young girls can join Cub Scout units, known as dens. Local scouting organizations can choose to have dens for girls and dens for boys.... A separate program for older girls will be available in 2019, BSA said, enabling them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout."

"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, chief executive of the Boy Scouts.

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