Boy Scouts – Not just a boy’s club anymore

In Portland, Oregon, an all-female Boy Scout Troop was founded. Three weeks ago, The Boy Scouts of America announced that they would now allow female-identifying children admittance into Cub Scouts.

Since the 1970’s, the organization’s membership has dropped two-thirds, about 4 million young boys. The organization hopes that the addition of girls will help to increase membership.

The Girl Scouts of America are not very happy with this change.¬†Sylvia Acevedo, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts explains that they were not given any notice about the following policy-change within their “brother” counterpart: “We were really taken aback because we were just told of this decision, and then they quickly announced it.”

Furthermore, in 2019 female-identifying people will be eligible to become Eagle Scouts.