Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

The Boys Scouts of America announced some changes today in the way they admit girls into their ranks. The organization already had four separate programs for girls, but beginning in 2018, girls can join Cub Scout dens, and beginning in 2019, girls will be admitted to a program that could lead them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. These decisions come over the objection of the Girl Scouts. But honestly, which would you rather put on a resume, that you sold a lot of cookies or that you are an Eagle Scout?

Earlier this year, the National Organization for Women urged the Boy Scouts to admit girls to the entire program, supporting the efforts of a New York teenager, Sydney Ireland, to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, as her older brother did.

"I just want to do what the Boy Scouts do — earn the merit badges and earn the Eagle Award," she told NBC News. "The Girl Scouts is a great organization, but it's just not the program that I want to be part of. I think girls should just have the opportunity to be a member of any organization they want regardless of gender."

Read more about the decision at NBC.  -via Uproxx


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i'd rather be a girl scout and do bad ass things and sell cookies. are you saying eagle scouts do cooler things than girl scouts? seriously?
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We also let the boys use knives.. I can only imagine how THAT would go! Oh, wait, I do know how that goes.. we teach them to treat the knives with respect. And they do. And we don't have issues.
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That would be up to the Girls Scouts. They are totally different organizations.

When I was a Girl Scout, we never had slumber parties. But the non-Scout slumber parties we had always involved boys.
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