Boy Scouts announce historic change to start admitting girls in 2018

Codie Smith

The Boy Scouts board of directors unanimously approved the decision. "The values of Scouting - trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, fearless and reverent for example - are important for both young men and women".

"The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls", officials said in a press release on Wednesday. After joining dens, they would be able to continue with the organization and eventually earn the coveted Eagle Scout rank. Existing packs may choose to establish a new girl pack, establish a pack that consists of girl dens and boy dens or remain an all-boy pack.

The Boy Scouts will begin accepting girls for Cub Scouts starting in the 2018 program year.

The Girl Scouts of the US criticized the initiative, saying it strained the century-old bond between the two organizations. Reasons include competition from youth sports leagues, a perception by some families that they are old-fashioned and busy schedules that prompt some parents to despair of meeting all their children's obligations. According to NBC News, the organization has been looking into the possibility of allowing girls to join, and performed a few surveys to see how parents felt about the change.

The Girls Scouts of America in August sparked a feud with their male counterparts, accusing them of trying to steal their female recruits. She said it was a "covert campaign to recruit girls" and described it as "reckless" and "unsettling". But those programs have not offered a path to Eagle Scout for girls.

Coach out after snorting video
He was promoted to run game coordinator in February in addition to offensive line coach, which he was originally named as previous year .

Did the Red Sox get it right with John Farrell?
He is the only manager in franchise history to win back-to-back division crowns and is entering the final year of his contract. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski will address the media at a Fenway Park press conference this morning.

K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTWO) Sees Significantly Higher Trading Volume
Finally, Sectoral Asset Management Inc increased its position in shares of K2M Group Holdings by 22.9% during the second quarter. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 200,629 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,674,655.70.

"It is inherently dishonest to claim to be a single gender organization while simultaneously endeavoring upon a coed model", Hannan wrote. "It is time to make these outstanding leadership development programs available to girls".

Sydney Ireland, a NY teenager who has long pushed for the rights of girls to join the Scouts, tells NBC News that she is very happy with the board's decision.

The organization has had co-ed programs since 1971.

The Boy Scouts of America is going coed.

Related:

  • DMV Takes Next Step to Allow Driverless Vehicles

    DMV Takes Next Step to Allow Driverless Vehicles

    The release of these regulations marks the start of a 15-day public comment period, which ends October 25, 2017. Under the rules, self-driving vehicles must meet federal safety standards imposed by the U.S.
    UK's BAE to cut some 2000 defense industry jobs

    UK's BAE to cut some 2000 defense industry jobs

    She said the cuts were the result of internal restructuring, and "not related to any United Kingdom defense spending decisions". Jobs will also be cut at Brough in East Yorkshire and at RAF bases in Marham, Norfolk, and Leeming in North Yorkshire.
    Taylor Swift Announces New Social App, Are You Ready For It?

    Taylor Swift Announces New Social App, Are You Ready For It?

    Honestly, it looks a lot like the absolutely bonkers app that actor Jeremy Renner released earlier this year. Swift announced her app, called " The Swift Life ", in a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday.
  • Facebook down for many users across the globe

    Facebook down for many users across the globe

    The independent website that tracks site outages also reports that Instagram is experiencing user outages as of 11:05 a.m. The outages impacted users not only in the USA but Greece, the UK, Poland and other European countries.
    Disney withdraws 'Jack and the Beanstalk' project

    Disney withdraws 'Jack and the Beanstalk' project

    Details regarding the new project were not revealed, although insiders said it would be an original feature. The project was initially announced back in 2015 during Disney's D23 fan convention.

    Pulling Back the Curtain on Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) Shares

    Finally, Synovus Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation by 4,949.8% during the 2nd quarter. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the shares of COG in report on Tuesday, February 23 with "Buy" rating . (NASDAQ:QCOM).
  • We Have To Win At All Cost Against India - Paa Kwesi Fabin

    We Have To Win At All Cost Against India - Paa Kwesi Fabin

    Patil stadium here, chief coach John Hackworth told FIFA.com: "We have prepared to win all games here". De Matos knows that it is easier said than done with his player lacking in competition experience.
    'Legends of Tomorrow':

    'Legends of Tomorrow': "Freakshow" Preview Brings in the Clowns

    Barnum also appears to take an interest in the Legends , who would of course love to have superheroes taking part in his show. The character last appeared in a season 4 episode of Arrow , where we learned that he has a history with Oliver Queen.
    Most popular Halloween candy in each state

    Most popular Halloween candy in each state

    The National Retail Federation estimates that shoppers will spend $2.7 billion on Halloween candy this year. Over the course of the year, it sold 67,829 pounds of the flavored lollipops with the Tootsie Roll center.
  • SpaceX launch tonight from Kennedy Space Center

    SpaceX launch tonight from Kennedy Space Center

    This evening's mission will be powered by a first stage booster that was used for a previous launch in February. It pushed a Dragon capsule laden with supplies up to the ISS and then landed along Florida's coast.
    Has he played with or against Nehra in global  cricket?

    Has he played with or against Nehra in global cricket?

    Nehra has been afforded a farewell game at his home ground, a mark of the esteem in which he is held by Indian cricket. Nehra has played 17 Tests and 120 ODIs, while his tally of T20Is is at 26 with one match left in the Australia series.
    Oculus Go is Oculus' standalone, $199 VR headset

    Oculus Go is Oculus' standalone, $199 VR headset

    The headset, grey this time rather than the black of the current Oculus Rift , will be priced at just $199. Now, there's a third option: the standalone Oculus Go, and coming soon, the Oculus Santa Cruz.

Comments

Latest news

Andy Cohen to Partner with Anderson Cooper For CNN's New Year's Show
Cohen and Cooper are longtime friends who have toured across the country together as part of an unscripted show. CNN's 11th annual New Year's Eve broadcast will air live in Times Square in New York City at 8 p.m.

[Download] iOS 11.1 Update with a New Emoji Batch
As Krause says, "Just ask your users politely, they'll probably just hand over their credentials, as they're trained to do so". The update is available now over-the-air through the Software Updates section of the Settings app.

Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd (AAV) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd purchased a new stake in Advantage Oil & Gas during the fourth quarter worth about $506,000. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 58,200 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Demi Lovato Reflects on Sobriety and Breakups in Her New Documentary Trailer
I was not easy to work with. " Demi was on a road to, like, suicide". The one thing I'll never stop doing is being honest. I'm coming up on five-and-a-half years of sobriety.

Hotel Casts Doubt On Las Vegas Shooting Timeline
Paddock fired more than 1,000 bullets and had more than 1,000 rounds left in his room, the undersheriff said. While on the 32nd floor, he found that a stairwell door was jammed and radioed down to maintenance.

Guadagno, Murphy square off in first NJ governor debate
The event begins at 7 p.m.at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Be sure to read NJBIZ's recap of the second debate. But his Republican opponent Lt.

Xolo Launches Era 3X, Era 2V, and Era 3 Smartphones in India
In terms of camera capabilities, the Xolo Era 3X sports a 13MP rear and front camera with LED flash on both the sides. On the camera front, the phone sports an 8-megapixel selfie camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel rear camera .

Indiana Couple Arrested For Caging Daughter, Father Accused Of Sexual Misconduct
Officers obtained a search warrant and found a 4-by-8 feet wooden cage inside the home, with a mattress inside it and a bedpan. He faces 26 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, neglect and criminal confinement, according to the New York Daily News .

Turkey summons U.S. consulate worker for questioning: Anadolu
President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said last week the Istanbul employee, Metin Topuz, had been in contact with a leading suspect in last year's failed military coup.

Graphic testimony kicks off trial in murder of Jessica Chambers
Palmer told the jury that Tellis never confessed to the killing. "He insisted this is not something he would do", Palmer said. Mr Champion said phone records show that Ms Chambers and Mr Tellis were together twice on the day she was burned.

Experts Reveal the Secret behind Durian Fruit's Unbearable Pungent Smell
Experts at the National Cancer Center Singapore studied a variety of durian fruit called Musang King and mapped its genome. These become more active as the durian fruit ripens, which is why it emits a particularly strong smell.

7th Pay Commission: Pay hike announced for 7.5lakh college teachers
For the State Govt. funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective State Governments. The Central Government will, however, bear the additional burden of the states on account of revision of pay scales.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Trailer - 8 Things You Might've Missed
The new poster arrives just ahead of the new trailer , which is expected during the Monday Night Football broadcast on ESPN. IMAX recently unveiled an exclusive display banner encouraging fans to "choose the Light or Dark Side of the Force".

Highly Traded Stock: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Edge Wealth Management Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX).

Man Gets Snared in 'Burqa Ban' for Wearing Full-body Shark Costume
It said it was considering a more general ban on state employees wearing the headscarf and other religious symbols. The man in the shark mask was advertising a business in central Vienna and the business was fined .

Other news