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Scouts will allow both genders starting in the summer

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After a century of operations, Boy Scouts of America have decided to allow their flagship programs of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to be co-ed, starting this summer.

Aaron Gach (gak) is the CEO of the Grand Rapids scouting center. He said the change will help all types of dens and troops grow.

“It will help our cub scout packs and scouts BSA programs everywhere, in every community.”

Gach said the move will allow both boys and girls in a family to share the scouting experience together.

“We believe again, a program that will allow families to participate, whether they have a son or daughter,” he said. “Will allow families to have easier access to some of the absolute best programs to build character and fitness and citizenship available to young people today.”

Gach said people can get in touch with their local scouting office to learn more about the new program.

For more information, visit their official website.