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Welcoming Girls, Boy Scouts Program Is Now Scouts BSA

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https://www.npr.org/2019/02/01/690024261/welcoming-girls-of-all-ages-boy-scouts-of-america-is-now-scouts-bsa

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On Feb. 1, the Boy Scouts of America begins calling itself Scouts BSA and will allow girls to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Younger girls have been able to join Cub Scouts for nearly a year, and more than 77,000 joined. Now, older girls 11-17 have a path to earn the organization's highest rank.

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Laurel Highlands Council Scouting Executive and CEO Sharon Moulds said the most common question is whether these older scouts troops will be co-ed.

"There are girl troops and there are boy troops," Moulds said. "Generally what people are concerned about is they think they're going to merge together ... that's never going to happen."

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And I call baloney on that statement.  Within 5 years scouting troops will effectively be co-ed, especially in rural areas where it is already a struggle to find enough adult leadership.  I've heard of it already happening in Cub Scouts, where there are supposed to be separate boys & girls dens within the same pack. 

Interesting days ahead.

 

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2 hours ago, Muda69 said:

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/01/690024261/welcoming-girls-of-all-ages-boy-scouts-of-america-is-now-scouts-bsa

And I call baloney on that statement.  Within 5 years scouting troops will effectively be co-ed, especially in rural areas where it is already a struggle to find enough adult leadership.  I've heard of it already happening in Cub Scouts, where there are supposed to be separate boys & girls dens within the same pack. 

Interesting days ahead.

 

Add in the occasional "identity neutral" crowd who have no idea which gender they are......I'm so glad my girls are adults now.......just as long as they don't change the cookies........4 bucks a box for those things ain't bad for what I consider "crack for old guys"..... 

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4 minutes ago, swordfish said:

Add in the occasional "identity neutral" crowd who have no idea which gender they are......I'm so glad my girls are adults now.......just as long as they don't change the cookies........4 bucks a box for those things ain't bad for what I consider "crack for old guys"..... 

Only $4?  The cookie cartel is charging $5 around here.......................

 

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On 2/1/2019 at 2:25 PM, Muda69 said:

Only $4?  The cookie cartel is charging $5 around here.......................

 

Someone is pocketing an extra buck a box......

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7 minutes ago, swordfish said:

Someone is pocketing an extra buck a box......

Or more insidiously getting you to pay for their cookie skimming ... getting high on their own supply and getting other addicts to foot the bill.

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1 hour ago, Impartial_Observer said:

I may go against the grain here, but I really have never cared for Girl Scout cookies. 

Not even Thin Mints in the freezer?

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2 hours ago, Impartial_Observer said:

I may go against the grain here, but I really have never cared for Girl Scout cookies. 

Must be a Communist........

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1 hour ago, foxbat said:

Not even Thin Mints in the freezer?

I HATE mint, almost as bad as dill.

1 hour ago, swordfish said:

Must be a Communist........

C'mon man, I usually throw em a 20 spot.

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2 hours ago, Impartial_Observer said:

C'mon man, I usually throw em a 20 spot.

Atta Boi IO - Please forgive my earlier reactive outburst......

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I used to like the Trefoils shortbread cookies. Great dipped in coffee. I hate all the other ones. Not even sure they still even sell those, haven't bought any GS cookies in years. I think they were $2 the last time I bought any. I'm not a big dessert person anyway. Or sweet anything. I hate sweet tea, sweet cornbread, sweet salad dressings. And don't get me started on pink food. I'll tell you my Pepto-Bismol story.

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https://www.ohio.com/news/20190210/all-girl-boy-scouts-troop-launches-in-wayne-county

All-girl Boy Scouts troop launches in Wayne County

WOOSTER — Anything boys can do, girls can do, too, and that includes being part of the Boy Scouts of America.

A small but enthusiastic group of young ladies met at Zion Lutheran Church in Wooster last week to become part of the new Troop 64 — an all-girl troop which will offer the new recruits some privileges they think they’ve been missing, such as whittling and camping.

It’s the first all-girl BSA troop to start in Wooster, according to organizers.

Under the umbrella of the Boy Scouts organization, female Scouts ages 10 to 18 will participate in Scouts BSA. Because of their new designation, may work toward the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout just like their male peers.

This troop will be led by the girls themselves, scoutmaster Colleen Cole said. “For the most part, it will be girls leading other girls.”

Young girls already had been streaming into Cub Scout packs and needed a place to cross over once they reached fifth grade.

The Cub Scout packs, welcoming girls and boys, have been part of a family-friendly trend in Scouting and have been opening up new opportunities.

Cole’s daughter had been “watching from the sidelines ... a lot of fun activities” that Boy Scouts were enjoying, Cole said, particularly related to the outdoors.

Jim Sayre, leading Troop 65, affirmed an “outdoor focus” in Boy Scouts.


With the option of joining Girl Scouts or Scouts BSA, “different people with different interests are being served,” said Brooke Johnson, Killbuck District executive.

She also pointed out that the Scout Oath and Scout Law are not gender specific, but rather “good for all our kids in our community.”

The Boy Scouts and the all-girl troop may get together for activities, Sayre said, but will have separate meetings and go camping separately.

“I think it’s great,” said Tom McFadden, the chartered organization representative for Zion Lutheran Church, which he said has sponsored an active Boy Scout troop for 100 years.

“We’re excited about [the all-girls troop],” McFadden said. “We hope it flourishes.”

“This is something I wish I’d had,” Johnson said.

Taking leadership will be “a learning experience” for the girls, McFadden said.


“We’re looking for adults to be volunteers,” Johnson added.

Rowan Craft, an 11-year-old Edgewood Middle School student, said after her Girl Scout troop disbanded, she decided to “join this group with all my friends.”

“I also love to camp, and I want to carve,” said Rowan’s cousin, Kailey Kartisek, a 12-year-old student at Edgewood.

“Outdoor things” are her favorite, Kailey said.

“We’re looking for adults to be volunteers,” Johnson added.

Rowan Craft, an 11-year-old Edgewood Middle School student, said after her Girl Scout troop disbanded, she decided to “join this group with all my friends.”

“I also love to camp, and I want to carve,” said Rowan’s cousin, Kailey Kartisek, a 12-year-old student at Edgewood.

“Outdoor things” are her favorite, Kailey said.

Families interested in the inaugural group may contact Cole at cole.colleen@yahoo.com or 254-368-9472, or Johnson at brooke.johnson@scouting.org or 330-362-2233.

Linda Hall can be reached at lhall@the-daily-record.com or 330-264-1125, ext. 2230. She is @lindahallTDR on Twitter.

And so it begins...........An "all girl boy scout troop"..... Wow.....

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5 minutes ago, swordfish said:

https://www.ohio.com/news/20190210/all-girl-boy-scouts-troop-launches-in-wayne-county

All-girl Boy Scouts troop launches in Wayne County

WOOSTER — Anything boys can do, girls can do, too, and that includes being part of the Boy Scouts of America.

A small but enthusiastic group of young ladies met at Zion Lutheran Church in Wooster last week to become part of the new Troop 64 — an all-girl troop which will offer the new recruits some privileges they think they’ve been missing, such as whittling and camping.

It’s the first all-girl BSA troop to start in Wooster, according to organizers.

Under the umbrella of the Boy Scouts organization, female Scouts ages 10 to 18 will participate in Scouts BSA. Because of their new designation, may work toward the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout just like their male peers.

This troop will be led by the girls themselves, scoutmaster Colleen Cole said. “For the most part, it will be girls leading other girls.”

Young girls already had been streaming into Cub Scout packs and needed a place to cross over once they reached fifth grade.

The Cub Scout packs, welcoming girls and boys, have been part of a family-friendly trend in Scouting and have been opening up new opportunities.

Cole’s daughter had been “watching from the sidelines ... a lot of fun activities” that Boy Scouts were enjoying, Cole said, particularly related to the outdoors.

Jim Sayre, leading Troop 65, affirmed an “outdoor focus” in Boy Scouts.


With the option of joining Girl Scouts or Scouts BSA, “different people with different interests are being served,” said Brooke Johnson, Killbuck District executive.

She also pointed out that the Scout Oath and Scout Law are not gender specific, but rather “good for all our kids in our community.”

The Boy Scouts and the all-girl troop may get together for activities, Sayre said, but will have separate meetings and go camping separately.

“I think it’s great,” said Tom McFadden, the chartered organization representative for Zion Lutheran Church, which he said has sponsored an active Boy Scout troop for 100 years.

“We’re excited about [the all-girls troop],” McFadden said. “We hope it flourishes.”

“This is something I wish I’d had,” Johnson said.

Taking leadership will be “a learning experience” for the girls, McFadden said.


“We’re looking for adults to be volunteers,” Johnson added.

Rowan Craft, an 11-year-old Edgewood Middle School student, said after her Girl Scout troop disbanded, she decided to “join this group with all my friends.”

“I also love to camp, and I want to carve,” said Rowan’s cousin, Kailey Kartisek, a 12-year-old student at Edgewood.

“Outdoor things” are her favorite, Kailey said.

“We’re looking for adults to be volunteers,” Johnson added.

Rowan Craft, an 11-year-old Edgewood Middle School student, said after her Girl Scout troop disbanded, she decided to “join this group with all my friends.”

“I also love to camp, and I want to carve,” said Rowan’s cousin, Kailey Kartisek, a 12-year-old student at Edgewood.

“Outdoor things” are her favorite, Kailey said.

Families interested in the inaugural group may contact Cole at cole.colleen@yahoo.com or 254-368-9472, or Johnson at brooke.johnson@scouting.org or 330-362-2233.

Linda Hall can be reached at lhall@the-daily-record.com or 330-264-1125, ext. 2230. She is @lindahallTDR on Twitter.

And so it begins...........An "all girl boy scout troop"..... Wow.....

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Yes, it does begin.  A new all girls troop (which is the model the BSA is promoting,  100% separate boy and girl troops)  is in the works for Clinton county.  Supposedly an individual has stepped up to be the Scoutmaster; it will be chartered by a church in Rossville; and the troop will meet out at Camp Collum, a more centralized location within the county.

 And on the girl scout cookie front, I tried my first S'mores cookie last night.  Pretty tasty..............

 

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