Cub Scouts Welcomes Girls to Expanded Programs

October 11, 2017
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Cub Scouts is thrilled to bring the benefits of Scouting to more kids than ever!

Beginning in the fall of 2018, Cub Scouts will be available for girls and boys. This means even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Cub Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.

After all, the values of the Scout Law – trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent – are relevant and important values for young men and young women.

Meeting the Needs of Today’s Families by Offering Proven Programs to All Youth

We know families today are busier and more diverse than ever.

We’ve received overwhelming requests from families with daughters interested in the Cub Scout program. Research shows 90 percent of parents are interested in getting their daughters involved in a program like Cub Scouts. That’s why we began discussions about expanding traditional programs to girls. We recognized a need and worked to meet it.

In addition to offering Cub Scouts to girls and boys in 2018, a program for older girls will be announced in the coming year for projected introduction in 2019, providing young women the path to earn the highest rank of Eagle.

For more information on these programs, please visit http://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/family-scouting/.

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