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Local Boy Scout council welcomes girls in Cub Scouts

Boy Scouts of America representatives will be visiting schools this fall inviting boys and girls to join Cub Scouts

The governing body for Boy Scout troops in Western North Carolina says it welcomes both girls and boys to join Cub scouts this fall as scouting goes co-ed nationwide.

“The Daniel Boone Council, BSA is excited to welcome both boys and girls into Cub Scouting,” says Joshua Christ, CEO. “After all, the values of Scouting – being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent – are relevant and important for both boys and girls.”

The Boy Scouts of America is now inviting both boys and girls to join the Cub Scouts (ages 5-10).

"With the school year upon us, we welcome all families to participate in the Cub Scouts, a program renowned for character-building fun and adventure," the council said in a news release. "Through adventures big and small, Scouting embraces the outdoors and help communities through service projects, STEM development, and building confidence with our wide range of activities."

The national organization last year changed its rules to allow girls to join as Cub Scouts, the starting level of scouting. The Boys Scouts changes it name to Scouting USA in February. Charter organizations that sponsor troops, such as churches, civic clubs and rural granges, must approve the change to allow girls.

Cub Scout information and joining events will be hosted over the next few weeks throughout Western North Carolina, including most area Elementary Schools.

To learn more about Scouting visit or call 828-254-6189. View a short video here