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Stosh posted a topic in Open Discussion - ProgramI love the tag line that emphasizes that the girls can earn Eagle so as to emphasize that's the most important thing when it comes to the "older girls program".
RememberSchiff posted a topic in Open Discussion - ProgramThe Alamo Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America will invite girls to join Cub Scouting from January to May 2018. This “soft launch” will be open to girls currently in kindergarten for Lions, and girls in the first through fourth grades in Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos I, a BSA spokeswoman said. Cub scout dens will be single-gender: all boys or all girls. The official launch will be at the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year. Webelos II girls will also have to wait until January 2019 when the older girl program is launched, the spokeswoman said. The older girls program will enable them to earn the Eagle Scout rank. https://www.ksat.com/news/south-texas-boy-scouts-to-open-membership-to-girls-starting-in-january
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/majority-opposes-boy-scouts-decision-allowing-girls-join-n815691 The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll was conducted October 23-26, 2017 and has an overall margin of error of +/-3.27 percent. Sorry I do not know size of sample base nor how many, if any, were scouts or scouters. Nearly six-in-ten Americans â€” 57 percent â€” disagree with the move to allow girls to join the Boy Scouts, with 37 percent voicing strong opposition. Thirty-six percent overall say they support the decision.
This is an extrapolation on my understand of how my Czech friends say scouting panned out in their district. Suppose the GS/USA never promotes a vision of hiking and camping independently with your mates, COs started insisting on such a program for girls and boys, and a few soft hearted scouters pull it together -- possibly within the BSA but maybe under another umbrella with similar street cred (so much so, that congress gives it a charter after decades of not bothering with such niceties). You had only access to three units in your area: - an all-male troop with a reputation for "high-speed, low-drag" adult led micro management. They look impressive though ... All those great gateways that only licensed contractors could build. Nice-looking parlor scouts. etc ... - a troop with female patrols and male patrols, they always do things together with few independent activite smainly because some of the parents don't want to muck about with activity logistics. The advancement program seems fair and rigorous, however. With youth accountable to their PLs for T2FC. - a troop with fully independent patrols -- seemingly age based -- full-on PM camping 100 yards apart. Each patrol is mixed boys and girls. The venture patrol is saving up for a boat at Seabase. They are mentoring the PLC which this year includes a female SPL and male ASPL. Which troop(s) would you recommend to an 11 year old boy in your charge?