Local teen leaves Girl Scouts, joins Boy Scouts

A Vigo County troop leader says her daughter has been a member of the Boy Scouts for more than a year.

Posted: Oct 14, 2017 9:01 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2017 9:01 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Parents across the country are weighing in after the Boy Scouts of America announced it would expand the program to include girls. 

A Vigo County troop leader says her daughter has been a member of the Boy Scouts for more than a year. 

Co-ed troops have existed for decades. Venture troops are for ages 14 and up. This new push means girls will be able to join troops at younger ages. 

Mavery Boland says she begged her mom to join after she saw what the Boy Scouts had to offer. 

"I personally loved the Girl Scouts. They were great. I had a great group. We did a lot of fun stuff but my brother was going to all these different camp-outs, and all these different camps and he was having so much fun with all these high adventures." 

 

The change has caused confusion and contention. The Girl Scouts are calling it a financial move. Leadership says they'd like the Boy Scouts to focus on recruiting boys. 

Both groups have seen a decline in membership in recent years. 

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