Should girls be allowed to join Boy Scouts?
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Should girls be allowed to join Boy Scouts?

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The Boy Scouts of America recently announced they would change their name to Scouts BSA as they welcome girls into the program. More than 3,000 girls have already joined the organization, but not everyone is excited about it. The Girls Scouts of America argue they are still "the premier leadership development organization for girls" and others see the gender integration as PC culture run amok. Do you think girls should be allowed to join Boy Scouts? 

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The Boy Scouts of America will change its name to Scouts BSA in order to be more inclusive and reflect the admission of girls into their program.

“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” [Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh] said. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.”

More than 3,000 girls have already joined Cub Scouts packs alone, but not everyone is happy about it. The Girls Scouts of America feel the Boy Scouts are overstepping their bounds and argue they are still the "premier leadership development organization for girls."

“Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development organization for girls,” said Sylvia Acevedo, the Girl Scouts’ CEO. “We are, and will remain, the first choice for girls and parents who want to provide their girls opportunities to build new skills … and grow into happy, successful, civically engaged adults.”
The overall impact of the BSA’s policy change on Girl Scouts membership won’t be known anytime soon. But one regional leader, Fiona Cummings of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, believes the BSA’s decision to admit girls is among the factors that have shrunk her council’s youth membership by more than 500 girls so far this year.

Many former Scouts have expressed their support of the Boy Scouts to admit girls.

It's 2018, it's about time the Boy Scouts become gender inclusive.

But others are saddened about the news, and believe it's an example of PC culture run amok.

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