Earlier this week the Boy Scouts of America announced that girls could now join the Boy Scouts. From what I could tell this news has been responded to with more negative comments than positive. Is integrating girls into Boy Scouts a good thing? Or is this a very bad idea?
Jumping into this discussion there are a few things you need to know if you don’t already: There are Cub Scouts and there are Boy Scouts. Cub Scouts are kids in grades 1-5, Boy Scouts are for kids aged 11-18. Here is how the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is planning to include girls from their own words:
“Under the BSA’s new plan, Cub Scout dens will be single-gender, either all boys or all girls. The larger Cub Scout packs will have the option to remain single gender or allow both girls and boys to participate. A program for older girls which will be mirroring the Boy Scout curriculum, is expected to start in 2019 and will enable girls to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout.” CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE