Markets

The Scouting Association Will Allow Girls to Join the Boy Scouts

The Scouting Association Will Allow Girls to Join the Boy Scouts

According to a statement by Michael Surbaugh, the Boy Scouts of America's Chief Scout Executive, the decision to allow girls to join the Boy Scouts stays true to the core values and mission of the Boy Scouts.

It's not an overstatement to call this a radical move, but the vote among their Board of Directors was unanimous and the die is now cast. There are five such groups in Gamehaven Council.

Although Sydney first got involved in scouting at 4 years old as an unofficial Cub Scout, one day on a camping trip with the junior branch of the Boy Scouts, she realized the extent to which girls were not accepted in the organization. The larger Cub Scout packs will have the option to remain single-gender or welcome both genders. And for some young women, the chance to participate in Boy Scouting programs will give them a chance to pursue their goals in exciting ways.

Steven Smith, CEO of the Connecticut River Council - the local branch of the Boy Scouts of America, with more than 20,000 scouts in eastern, central, and western Connecticut - emphasized that the integration is meant to complement Girl Scouts. "I remember as a kid people would say, 'oh my, the program is going to go down.' But it only strengthened the program, as it did with Rotary when they allowed women in". However, the issue of which organization offers more experience is actually much less important than why it is essential for others to learn and experience activities with other girls.

What Girl Scouts needs is you to lend a helping hand. "BSA's declining membership has been well-documented, as well as other significant challenges it faces".

Even this new move by the Boy Scouts isn't completely inclusive or integrated. "Girls Scouts does an excellent job getting girls ready for the real-life experiences".

Читайте также: MI mom jailed for not vaccinating son loses primary custody

"From coast to coast and inner city to rural plain, there are millions of boys in need of motivation, guidance and leadership skills", the release states. "I think she took a little bit of a ribbing from the guys". But as membership rolls continue to decline - from 2.8 million in 2010 to 2.3 million a year ago - the change could be strategic."Our focus is to reach more youth with our program", said James Milham, executive director of Boy Scouts of America Hawk Mountain Council in Reading.Although Wednesday's announcement does mark a significant policy change, girls in the Boy Scouts isn't new.

"We believe strongly in the importance of the all-girl, girl-led and girl-friendly environment that Girl Scouts provides", the GSUSA said, describing itself as "the best girl leadership organization in the world".

Troop leaders say ultimately it will be up to not only a local leader, but a committee of people and the local chartered church to have the last say on whether girls can join that specific troop, but Michelle Newman lets it be known where she stands. Boy Scout troops will not include girls. While she is unsure how Boyce, who died in 1929, would welcome the changes to the organization he founded, she says that while Boyce lived in a different era, the principles and spirit of the movement remain the same, regardless of gender.

Among those displeased with the announcement was 99-year-old Boy Scout volunteer Russ Gremel.

Troop officials said Wells plans to continue to help the troop by participating as an assistant scoutmaster. He expressed desire that his daughter, 17-year-old Eva, could have been fully included in the Boy Scout programming like his son Will, who is on track to earn the Eagle rank. Sure, Girl Scouts do things like go camping and earn badges, just like the boys do. And yes, the Eagle Scout rank is far more familiar to many Americans than the Gold Award. "It's nice it's focused on girls - allowing girls to be girls without having to compete with boys", she said.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог


  • Hamas, Fatah pen landmark reconciliation deal in Cairo

    Hamas, Fatah pen landmark reconciliation deal in Cairo

    A senior Fatah leader in the Gaza Strip, Zakaria al-Agha, said that Abbas "will be in Gaza within less than a month". Attempts at reconciliation in recent years fell apart.
    Israel joins U.S.  in withdrawing from UNESCO over 'bias'

    Israel joins U.S. in withdrawing from UNESCO over 'bias'

    Netanyahu said Thursday that UNESCO has become a "theater of the absurd because instead of preserving history, it distorts it". The head of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, voiced "profound regret" over the decision, calling it a "loss to multilateralism".
    Harvey Weinstein timeline: How the scandal unfolded

    Harvey Weinstein timeline: How the scandal unfolded

    At least one other unnamed woman said she was raped by Weinstein, but the article did not disclose when it where it happened. Boies said that at the time of the contract negotiations, he was aware of three or four settlements with women.
  • Two instructors and a customer killed in 'horrific' scene at Mission Beach

    Two instructors and a customer killed in 'horrific' scene at Mission Beach

    The company said skydiving operations had been suspended at Mission Beach while authorities conduct an extensive investigation. You could see one chute was tangled and it wasn't opening", he recalled. "They assessed three patients for critical injuries".
    Iran deal's foes in US Congress may be its unlikely saviors

    Iran deal's foes in US Congress may be its unlikely saviors

    Unilateral U.S. sanctions would entail stringent provisions applying to European Union companies that deal with Iran. What exactly that will look like is still being determined, but it could include greater congressional oversight.
    Labor union files complaint against National Football League  owner's decision to punish protesting players

    Labor union files complaint against National Football League owner's decision to punish protesting players

    The president has tweeted several times since then to keep the issue in play, and said Pence's walkout was at his request. Ross, director of the Penn State University Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research.
  • Kelly: My Job Is Not to 'Control' Trump

    Kelly: My Job Is Not to 'Control' Trump

    Before Trump administration of Nielsen, 43. "That state simply can not have the ability to reach the homeland", he said. Kelly denied he was bothered by Trump's frequent tweets and that his job did not include managing the president.
    Facebook down for several users including some users in Sri Lanka

    Facebook down for several users including some users in Sri Lanka

    The independent website that tracks site outages also reports that Instagram is experiencing user outages as of 11:05 a.m. Social media users were left out in the cold after an unexpected Facebook and Instagram outage on Thursday morning.
    Sylvester Stallone Is Directing Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2

    Sylvester Stallone Is Directing Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2

    He has quite a number of directorial credits including four films from the Rocky franchise the last being 2006's " Rocky Balboa ". Stallone announced the Creed news with an understated Instagram post, sharing an old photo of himself and Jordan.
  • North Korea Refuses to Negotiate

    North Korea Refuses to Negotiate

    In the last three months, North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test ever and launched two missiles over northern Japan. B-1B bombers flew this week over South Korea with fighter jet escorts from the allied nation.
    Corker On Trump Lying: 'Everyone Knows He Does It'

    Corker On Trump Lying: 'Everyone Knows He Does It'

    President Donald Trump has rejected Republican Senator Bob Corker's recent allegations that his policies could lead to a Third World War.
    Korean lawmaker says N. Korea hacked war plans

    Korean lawmaker says N. Korea hacked war plans

    North Korea's foreign minister has said Donald Trump "has lit the wick of a war", according to a Russian state news agency. Late last month, the United States flew B-1Bs over worldwide waters close to the North's east coast.