Boy Scouts to Allow Girls to Join
Everyone can be prepared. Yesterday, on the International Day of the Girl, the Boy Scouts of America announced that starting next year girls will be welcome in single-gender dens within Cub Scout packs, and in 2019 older girls will be allowed to join the Eagle Scout program. After years of declining membership, the Boy Scouts also recently opened their doors to gay and transgender youth. When the plan was floated two months ago, Girls Scouts officials pushed back, complaining that the rival group would poach their ranks of female scouts.