Granite Staters React After Boy Scouts Announce They Will Allow Girls
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The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday they will allow girls to be admitted to their Cub Scout program as well as offer a Scouting program for older girls that would enable them to reach the rank of Eagle Scout.
The changes will begin in fall 2018 and will allow families to choose to enroll their sons and daughters in Cub Scouts.
According to the news release, "existing packs can choose to establish a new girl pack, establish a pack that consists of girl dens and boy dens or remain an all-boy pack. Cub Scout dens will be single-gender — all boys or all girls."
The release goes on to say they will implement a program for older girls which will enable them to reach the rank of Eagle Scout. The details will be released next year and is expected to be available in 2019.
According to the Boy Scouts of America - Daniel Webster Council's 2015 annual report there are more than 10,000 Boy Scouts in New Hampshire.
Since the announcement, the most liked comments on NH1's Facebook page were against the changes:
Some were against the change but thought the Girl Scouts needed to adapt to the times:
But others thought it was a great idea: