2017-10-12 09:48:12 UTC
Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday that girls will soon be
allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout,
the organization's highest honor.
"We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of
families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their
children," said Michael Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts.
The scouting board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic
change in an organization that has been primarily for boys since its
founding more than 100 years ago.