Boy Scouts to start admitting girls

Of course, why the hell not.


AP GIRL SCOUTS NEW BADGES A USA MD

The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that it would start admitting girls into the Cub Scouts next year, and launch a new program for older girls modeled on the Boy Scouts. Cub Scout dens, the program’s smallest groups, will be single-gender, but larger Cub Scout packs will have the option of being single-gender or co-ed. Leaders said the changes would help the organization serve families better. The plan did not go over well with the Girl Scouts of the USA. Girl Scouts President Kathy Hopinkah Hannan wrote her counterpart in the Boy Scouts urging the organization to “stay focused on serving the 90 percent of American boys not currently participating in Boy Scouts” instead of “expanding to recruit girls.”

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