The Boy Scouts of America’s board of directors has unanimously agreed to welcome girls into the Cub Scout program and to create a program that allows older girls to pursue and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.
However, the Boy Scout’s historic decision to allow girls to join isn’t necessarily a good thing, at least, not according to Kenya Yarbrough, the Director of Marketing and Advocacy for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.
“Girl Scouting is there to provide that encouragement and development for girls to empower themselves. Let’s face it. We live in a coed society, but we’re giving girls the skills and the tools and the resources to be able to, yes the word is to compete, but also to thrive.”
Kenya says they even offer the equivalent of Eagle Scout rank.
“It’s called the Girl Scout Gold Award. It is now 102 years old. Girl Scouts can use on their resumes and also on their college applications.”
Yarbrough was a guest on McIntyre in the Morning.
Sharon Reardon, KABC News