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Boy Scouts Now Admitting Girls As Cub Scouts, Eagle Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America was originally founded in 1910. The Girl Scouts of the USA was founded in 1912.

Earlier this month, the Boy Scouts of America announced they will soon allow girls to become Cub Scouts and eventually earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout.

The Boy Scouts has offered girls limited access to some programs before, but it has never before welcomed them into its core Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts programs. This marks a historic shift for the Boy Scouts in the organization’s 100-year history.

This week, our panelists discussed what this major change will mean for the world of scouting.


Deborah Hearn Smith: Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Deb Getz: Assistant Clinical Professor, IU School of Public Health

Glen Steenberger: Scout Executive and Chief Executive Officer, Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America

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