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.