Riverside – Across the country, thousands of girls and their families celebrated last week as the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) welcomed girls into its fold for the first time. At least 100 girls right here in the inland region between the ages 11-17 were counted among those who officially joined this most iconic program for character and leadership development.
According to its website, although the organization has welcomed young women and girls into its Venturing, Exploring, Sea Scouts and STEM Scouts programs for more than fifty years. BSA see this change as an expansion of its legacy.
Through participation in all-girl troops, the young women will learn from the same program, earn the same merit badges and achieve the same advancements that boys have earned for nearly 109 years in the Boy Scout program.
To learn more about BSA in the inland region visit http://www.bsa-ciec.org/.