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The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls

girlThe Boy Scouts of America’s volunteer-led board of directors unanimously approved a plan to welcome girls and young women into Scouting programs beginning with the Cub Scouting program in the fall of 2018. A chartered partner could organize a new Cub Scout Pack of girls while maintaining a Pack of boys, or elect to have a Pack of boy Dens and girl Dens.  Dens will remain single gender.

A program for older girls, ages 11 to 17, will be introduced in 2019. Click here for more info.

Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh held a town hall meeting soon after the recent decision was announced. Click here to view a video that explains the process of how the BSA made this decision.