BSA rolls out 100% co-ed

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You may have heard, but all programs will be co-ed by January 1, 2019. Cub Scouts start, as I read it, June 1, 2018.

Here is the announcement from CAC Council Commissioner Ron Penczek:


I wanted to take a moment to forward on to you official communications from our National Council regarding girls in Cub and Boy Scouting.  While it is too late for my girls to stand beside their brother in earning Eagle Scout, I am very excited to bring our program of citizenship, leadership and fitness to girls around the country, I hope you are as excited as me.  I know for some Scouters, this change will be concerning and their concerns are not without merit, but as a Commissioner Corps, I am sure we can help deliver a positive message.  We can be the agent of change that helps everyone to see the benefits of such a change and help implement such change in a positive way.

Please cascade this to your District and Unit Commissioners and begin talking with your units about this change.

I look forward to talking with you next week.

Kind regards,


BSA Expands Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts Programs to Welcome Girls

The BSA’s board of directors has unanimously approved welcoming girls into our Cub Scouts program and delivering a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls. The BSA evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders — as well as parents and girls who have never been involved in Scouting — to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.

Linked below (or attached) are a few resources to help you learn more about today’s decision, as well as respond to any inquiries you may receive. As always, please direct all media queries to

Official BSA news release

Family Scouting page on

Family Scouting FAQ


One thought on “BSA rolls out 100% co-ed

    Jim Raines said:
    October 18, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I Grew up in Irvington and did my scouting in Troop 9. I have been involved in scouting every since. I was a leader when my step son did scouts in the 90’s and when my son joined as a tiger cub (and is now an eagle scout)

    Girls in By Scouts is the largest mistake ever made by the organization. I travel a lot on business and know people across the country who are involved in scouts (for now). I was in Iowa last week and bought more pop corn from one of my friends son.

    They are dropping out of scouts, the leader of our troop is dropping out many many leaders I have talked to are leaving scouts…

    The tour at subaru was nice but the camporee ended in a bust and the the last few hours there were handled terribly…..

    Just so you know.

    If you have any questions please email me [].


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