Scouting News: Local Scouts programs now enrolling girls

As of early November, more than 148 girls registered to join more than 20 local Cub Scout packs, or approximately one-half of local Cub Scout units.

The numbers should rise, as more packs are currently transitioning to the new Family Scouting model and recruiting girls ages 5-11.

Since the Boy Scouts officially opened membership in Cub Scouts to girls last June, more than 30,000 girls have joined Cub Scouts nationwide.

Beginning Feb 1, the Family Scouting model will expand to the older Boy Scout program. Girls ages 11-18 can join a Boy Scout troop through the new Scouts BSA program. The same program, focusing on Scouting skills and leadership on a journey to the Eagle rank, will be available to both girl-member and boy-member troops.

For more information on Family Scouting and the new program, call the Pacific Skyline Council at 341-5633 or email [email protected]

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