Make room, troops. Recently, the Boy Scouts of America unveiled a major decision -- starting this year, the organization will begin admitting girls. Yes, that’s right. Girls.
While the news has been met with applause by some, others have expressed more critical views -- including the Girl Scouts. This hour, we find out why.
We hear from local Boy Scout and Girl Scout officials. And we explore the history of Scouting in America.
- Tammy Proctor - Department Head and Professor of History at Utah State University; author of Scouting for Girls: A Century of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and co-editor of Scouting Frontiers: Youth and the Scout Movement's First Century
- Mary Barneby - CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut
- Steven Smith - CEO/Scout Executive at Connecticut Rivers Council
- Ryan Hanson - Den leader and Cubmaster for Pack 266, which is based in Suffield, Connecticut
Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on October 16, 2017.