2017-10-11 21:39:14 UTC
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become
Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organizations highest honor.
"We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families
interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children," said Michael
Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts.
The scouting board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change in an
organization that has been primarily for boys since its founding more than 100 years ago.