Girls in Troop 224

Boy Scouts of America announced in October 2017 that they voted to allow girls in Boy Scouts.  A program for older girls will be announced in 2018 with projected implementation in 2019 to deliver the Boy Scout program to girls, allowing for participating girls to earn the highest rank of Eagle.  Today, girls are allowed in venture scouting troops but cannot achieve the rank of Eagle.

We will provide details once they are officially provided by BSA. Our troop already allows female uniformed leaders and many women in our troop act as Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Chair, Merit Badge Counselors and the like.  We will provide more guidance as soon as we have more details from the BSA.

As a starting step to this, beginning in 2018, girls will be allowed to join Cub Scouts.   In explaining how the integration of girls will work with Cub Scouts, the BSA explained that an existing pack may choose to recruit girls or remain an all-boy pack. Cub Scout dens will be single-gender —all boys or all girls. Cub Scout packs, meanwhile, can include any combination of all-boy or all-girl dens. The choice is left to individual pack leaders in consultation with their chartered organizations.