"This just kind of makes that a little bit more official", added Jeffrey Glaze, Board President of western Massachusetts Council of the Boy Scouts.
According to recent surveys by the Boy Scouts of America, parents not involved with Scouting showed high interest in getting their daughters signed up for programs like Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, with 90 percent expressing interest in a program like Cub Scouts, and 87 percent expressing interest in a program like Boy Scouts, the organization said.
11 that its board unanimously voted to start welcoming girls into its Cub Scout program in a historic change starting in 2018. The results indicated that families were ready for the Boy Scouts to be girl friendly. After joining dens, they would be able to continue with the organization and eventually earn the coveted Eagle Scout rank. There are programs to allow Boy Scouts to remain until they are 20 years old.
In January, the Boy Scouts made a decision to allow transgender boys to join and welcomed its first transgender member, a 9-year-old from New Jersey, the next month.
"The values of Scouting - trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, courageous and reverent, for example - are important for both young men and women", he said in a statement Wednesday.
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In the end Sri Lanka won the match by 68 runs and was victorious, thus trouncing the Pakistani team again. Mohammad Amir will not be bowling for Pakistan in the match owing to his injury.
"We were disappointed in the lack of transparency as we learned that you are surreptitiously testing the appeal of a girls' offering to millennial parents", Hannan wrote to Boy Scouts President Randall Stephenson.
The organization has had co-ed programs since 1971.
BSA at the time pushed back against such claims, explaining they'd always been discussing introducing girls into the program.
The Boy Scouts still finds itself in the national spotlight from time to time.
Wonderful and timely news from @boyscouts on the #DayoftheGirl! That didn't sit well with the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, whose leadership accused the Boy Scouts of running a "covert campaign to recruit girls". "I think girls should have the opportunity to be a member of any organization they want regardless of gender". The Washington Post reported the Boy and Girl Scouts have lost around a million members each in the last decade.