All-girl Boy Scouts troop launches in Wayne County

May 21, 2013
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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.”
 
May 18, 2013
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Wisco
I mean if the two organizations are that different I dont have a problem with it. I know very little about boy scouts and only know about girl scout cookies so yeah, i have no clue about the differences.
 
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Juiceboxbiotch

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Girl Scouts sell cookies and earn knitting badges. They don't offer the opportunities of Eagle Scout projects for older kids like Boy Scouts. Eagle Scout projects, when complete, are often found on young men's resumes and are something they point to for community service and the like. There's a big difference between the two organizations.
 
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DB Cooper

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May 17, 2013
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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.”
I'm usually excited about all-girl troops too, perhaps not this one though.
 

Deebo

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Jun 5, 2013
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To be fair the Boy Scouts have always had better extra curricular activities than Girl Scouts. I mean what would you rather be doing? Camping, hiking, fishing, exploring nature and setting things on fire or selling overpriced cookies to old pervy men door to door? I say let them experience the Boy Scout life.
 
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To be fair the Boy Scouts have always had better extra curricular activities than Girl Scouts. I mean what would you rather be doing? Camping, hiking, fishing, exploring nature and setting things on fire or selling overpriced cookies to old pervy men door to door? I say let them experience the Boy Scout life.
This doesnt really bother me. Maybe they should have changed the girl scouts or found a way to combine it all into a scouts organization with different paths and options. As someone who finds kids obnoxious, I dont give a fuck about stuff like this.
 
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