When I was in High School I went to a all male Catholic Military High School. It was one of the greatest periods of my life. We had comraderie, leadership and esprit de corps. There was an all girl school down the street that we participated in dances and homecoming with. Scouts was similar to the schools. Boys had a chance to be boys and all the fun, learning and mischief that that entails. I firmly believe that there should be things for boys only and things for girls only. There will be plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle. Boys need a chance to learn and grow into men and Scouting is hands down the right way for that to happen. My vote if I had one is to keep it the way it is for Cub Scouting and Boy Scouts but encourage participation by both sexes in Venturing when they are older. I have 6 kids, 4 boys and 2 girls. They all understand that they all have their own interests and do not try to tag along with the others when they do their own activities. They encourage each other but do not try to take over. The girls understand and are encouraged to try their own things for sportsand academics and are willing to be patient until they can join Venturing. they want their brothers to have the opportunity to do their own thing in scouting. That my two cents for what its worth.