Girl Scouts Say Thanks, But No Thanks

Local councils weigh in on Boy Scouts' admittance of girls

Local councils weigh in on Boy Scouts' admittance of girls

"What they learn in scouting will help them for the rest of their lives".

The Boy Scouts of America will start admitting girls as Cub Scouts next year and then open up a program for older girls in 2019.

He said that although his six-year-old daughter has expressed interest in joining the Girl Scouts one day, he won't let her become a Cub Scout.

As the official announcement rolled out on social media, visitors at the shop and scouting leaders across CT contemplated what a co-ed future could look like for the Boy Scouts. We see it a little differently.

Gentles carried his son's first uniform and patches.

A high-school junior, Cassidy is "extremely happy" that women will have the opportunity to join the program at a younger age and work their way up to achieving Eagle Scout.

The positive feedback was a common theme among patrons. "It will be wonderful to say you got Eagle and people know what you're talking about and know the work you put into it". What did you learn from it? "They're all good core values to have". Girl Scout officials have suggested the BSA's move was driven partly by financial problems and a need to boost revenue. She questioned whether that was an issue of concern to boys in the Boy Scouts. It now stands out for an all-girl and girl-led environment, which carries its own cachet for some parents. "It is a high honor, and a lot of people put a lot of stock in becoming an Eagle Scout". The way things are going it doesn't matter if it's a boy or a girl.

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Wilcox said this is their membership season which makes it easier for girls to join during this time.

"The Girl Scouts remain committed and feel strongly about the importance of an all-girl, girl lead, girl friendly environment that the Girl Scouts provide", Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons CEO, Marla Meyer said.

The Girl Scouts of the U.S. released a statement criticizing the Boy Scouts' decision saying quote, "the Boy Scouts' house is on fire".

"The Boy Scouts' house is on fire", Garcia wrote in the Huffington Post. The group will keep relying on feedback from girls to shape programming, just as it has always done.

Girl Scouts have been around for more than 100 years, just like Boy Scouts.

The decision to integrate girls into Boy Scouts' programs has been met locally with an unenthusiastic response.

These changes aren't necessarily new for the Boy scouts as they already offer a co-ed program for those aged 14-21 known as Venturing.

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Murphy also is concerned that it's a stepping stone to the Boy Scouts becoming a fully co-ed program, which is commonplace in other countries. The Boy Scouts also point to a desire for girls to be able to attain the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. Cub Scout camping trips, he noted, were usually family affairs with less need for rigid polices.

"We have analytics that show our programming works", she said.

"Nationally, it is predicted this has the potential to double the size of the Boy Scouts of America", Farrer said.

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America, which had sought unsuccessfully to dissuade the Boys Scouts from making this move, said they remained committed to their single-gender mission. In part, the motivation is to help families. "We lost so many girls because of the weak programs and lack of support for outdoor activities".

Stephen Lewis, the scoutmaster of 30 members in South Windsor's Troop 880, understands that struggle well.

The rank of Eagle Scout is a prestigious and widely recognized achievement, one that can have longterm benefits in academic, professional and even military spheres.

"When you're the father of a young woman who's going to be going off to college, you kind of wish they had the opportunity to make the rank of Eagle", Lewis said.

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But the law will expire in 2020, it was disclosed, with the potential for it to be extended for a further three years at most. The Government is expected to give more details of how that could work when it unveils new draft legislation on Thursday.

The Boy Scouts of America should be proud that they've developed a program that positions young men for success.

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