Girls Now Have The Option of Joining Boy Scouts of America

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The Boy Scouts of America made headlines today after announcing their decision to permit girls to join their program, as reported by CNN.

Girls Among Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America released the following statement explaining the reasoning for this new allowance hours ago:

The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls. [T]he organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who’ve never been involved in Scouting — to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.

Source: http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Girl-Scouts-accuse-Boy-Scouts-of-covertly-recruiting-girls-441554293.html

Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. Most are dual-earners and there are more single-parent households than ever before, making convenient programs that serve the whole family more appealing.

Responses from the American People

Americans’ reaction to the aforementioned news was quite diverse. Ahmad Alhendawi, Zach Wahls, and others lauded the decision, claiming it as a productive step forward. Conversely, not everyone held this viewpoint. Other Americans, such as Donald Trump Jr. and Toni Van Pelt voiced less enthusiastic opinions.

While many Americans viewed the new allowance as progressive and inclusive, others perceived it as another attempt at political correctness. Many conservatives noted that Girls Scouts of America exists for girls. They also questioned the reasoning behind the Boy Scouts of America’s decision. However, those who view gender as a social construct were in favor.

The Boy Scouts of America currently has 2.3 million members.

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Ben Mojica: This is another part of indecency that is going to be talked about when the first rape takes place.
Posted ON : 10/12/2017
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Thomas Woodall: Up is down and down is up.
Posted ON : 10/13/2017
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Dennis Menke: And what's going to happen when a boy wants to join the girl scouts?
Posted ON : 10/13/2017
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Alan Michaud: Who cares its 2017. Joking aside the Boy Scout do a lot of good things for the community. They were conservationists long before the current green movement was cool. The rank of Eagle Scout is an achievement recognized by the President and follows the person for life. An Eagle Scout who enlists in the military automatically becomes an E2 after completion of basic training. If BSA wants to open this opportunity to my daughter I am ok with it.
Posted ON : 10/13/2017
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Kani Ryan: I care, girl scouts can step their game up and do camping and extra stuff.  
Posted ON : 10/13/2017
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Greg Laughlin: Can boys join the Girl Scouts?
Posted ON : 10/13/2017
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Tallman Whitler: This is just more of the left's war on women! All that work getting Title IX and now boys are allowed to compete against women in the women's programs?
Posted ON : 10/13/2017
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Rich Bretton: Either you should be allowed to discriminate for whatever reason (which is what I believe and let supply and demand dictate handle it) or everybody is equal and treated the same. You can't have it both ways. My tax dollars should only fund one soccer team. If it happens to be comprised of almost all boys then that's just too bad.
Posted ON : 10/13/2017
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Emmaline Mallet: Why would a girl want this when they have their own organization? Does their mothers wear vagina hats and protest also?
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Brian Simmons: NK  
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Dennis McCully: If the girl scouts offered the same outdoor events and training the boy scouts do, then maybe it would not be an issue. I came from a small country school, and had four years of shop. I wanted to cook and learn to sew, but home economics was not open to boys. But the girls did share their baked cookies with us. Thanks girls.
Posted ON : 10/13/2017
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Wayne Lewis: So are they just the scouts ???now
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Dustin Snook: So as a father you would let you daughter go on a camping trip with a bunch of teenage boys and a grown man?
It would make more sense to adjust the girl scout curriculum to include more outdoor activities. But you do what you want and hopefully nothing happens to your daughters!
Posted ON : 10/13/2017
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Dennis McCully: I agree.  
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Brian Simmons: I agree also but it's just Cub Scouts starting next year then it's eventually going to be the older scouts.  
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Denise Colvin Anderson: I took 2 years shop....didn't need home economic. ....Mom took care of that
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Patti Walker:
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Lawrence L Inks: Next they will have to change their name to person Scouts
Posted ON : 10/14/2017
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Michael Simmons: this country is gonna end up in hell if she dont change her ways..... unbelievable. this can't happen....
Posted ON : 10/14/2017