Over the years, Boy Scouts has been a place where little boys get introduced to nature and how to survive in it. It gives rowdy young boys a place to test their courage and strength. However more recently, girls have wanted the opportunity to join too. And believe it or not, everyone is not completely open to allowing girls to join.
Most people are aware that typically, boys join Boy Scouts and girls join Girl Scouts. The boys and girls are separated and stay separate. To some, it might not even make sense as to why a girl would want to be a Boy Scout when Girl Scouts are already available.
But Girls Scouts is completely different from Boy Scouts. Girl Scouts focuses more on crafts and being a good citizen. They do typically girly things, and though many girls find that appealing, some do not. Whereas Boy Scouts are all about being outdoors and in nature while getting dirty and having rough and tumble fun. Some girls simply think they would prefer the Boy Scout experience.
Either way, girls are now allowed to join Boy Scouts. Girls will have the ability to go all the way from a Cub Scout, to the highly praised Eagle Scout just as the boys have been able to for years. The journey won’t be made easier for the girls though, it will remain equal to the experience the boys receive.
However, girls will not be able to join everywhere, only certain packs are allowing the girls this experience. And the combinations for whether or not a girl can join seems endless. Some packs aren’t allowing girls to join at all, some packs are allowing girls to join a specific den where they won’t mix with the boys, and some packs will let the girls join whatever den they want, and mix freely with the boys.
Now that girls are allowed into Boy Scouts, a lot of people are against it saying that girls should stick to Girl Scouts. In contrast, some people are thrilled at girls getting equal opportunities to boys. They believe it shows how we as people have grown to accept girls in all the situations that boys are accepted as well. What is your opinion? Answer the poll below to let us know.