The Boy Scouts of America has announced they will accept girls now into their ranks, saying in a statement that, "Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors approved welcoming girls into its Cub Scout program and delivering a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout."
This had been in the works for a while. They'd been talking with their local councils and having meetings about this, after they say they'd received requests from girls and their families for just this sort of accommodation. The Girl Scouts is not pleased, issuing a statement that says, "Everything they do is designed with and for girls, backed by extensive girl-centric research which confirms girls are more likely to reach their full potential when learning in a girl-only space.any action that could greatly affect girls and their healthy growth is of utmost concern to us."
So is this a big deal, the boy scouts, accepting girls? FOX's Jessica Rosenthal speaks with Zach Wahls who is an Eagle Scout, and co-founder of Scouts for Equality.
Listen to the interview below: