The Boy Scouts Are Admitting Girls Now

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The Boy Scouts of America made a historic announcement earlier today when they revealed that they'd start accepting girls into their Cub Scout program, and would enable them to advance all the way to Eagle Scout.

BSA's Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh: "We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children." 

As you can imagine, there's a lot of feelings on both sides of the argument, starting with the Girl Scouts of America, who claim that this move is more of a strategic ploy to cater to millennial parents and bolster a declining Boy Scout membership.

Girl Scout President Kathy Hopinkah Hannan wrote a letter in which she pleaded with BSA "I formally request that your organization stay focused on serving the 90 percent of American boys not currently participating in Boy Scouts ... and not consider expanding to recruit girls." 

There are TONS of people on Twitter speaking out against the change, for a variety of reasons.

While others believe this is a great step towards gender equality and breaking societal norms

What do you think? Is this a good move, or one that hasn't been thought all the way through?

Read the entire press release from the Boy Scouts of America here

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