Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) unanimously agreed to admit girls into their youth club. This means that girls can join the Cub Scouts at a young age, and eventually graduate as an Eagle Scout.
Each chapter will be able to determine if they want to remain exclusive to boys, create an all-female group, or establish a mixed-gender group. Boy Scouts of America chief executive Michael Surbaugh stated "We believe it's critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children."
But this decision has come with some backlash from the Girl Scouts. They released their own statement saying, "The need for female leadership has never been clearer or more urgent than it is today - and only Girl Scouts has the expertise to give girls and young women the tools they need for success."
What do you think?