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2018-05-15 / Arts & Entertainment

“What’s your stance on the Boy Scouts’ recent name change to Scouts BSA so the organization can accept girls?”



Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops have existed for over 100 years. Recently, the Boy Scouts of America changed its name to Scouts BSA, which marked the official acceptance of girls into the organization. Despite the change, Girl Scouts will not open their doors to boys, according to the Girl Scout NYPENN Council’s CEO Julie Dale. We asked six Delaware County residents their stance on this. Here is what they said: Lisa Brooker, Walton – “I think that’s wrong. My daughter is a Girl Scout and will stay one.” Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops have existed for over 100 years. Recently, the Boy Scouts of America changed its name to Scouts BSA, which marked the official acceptance of girls into the organization. Despite the change, Girl Scouts will not open their doors to boys, according to the Girl Scout NYPENN Council’s CEO Julie Dale. We asked six Delaware County residents their stance on this. Here is what they said: Lisa Brooker, Walton – “I think that’s wrong. My daughter is a Girl Scout and will stay one.”

Kenny Morse, Walton – “Don’t reinvent the wheel.” Kenny Morse, Walton – “Don’t reinvent the wheel.”

Kay Utter, Treadwell – “They do have Girl Scouts, and of course they’ve always had the Boy Scouts. To me, I would leave it as is, but things are changing and maybe down the road Girl Scouts will allow boys.” Kay Utter, Treadwell – “They do have Girl Scouts, and of course they’ve always had the Boy Scouts. To me, I would leave it as is, but things are changing and maybe down the road Girl Scouts will allow boys.”

Romas B., Delhi – “If girls join the Boy Scouts, what will happen to the cookies?” Romas B., Delhi – “If girls join the Boy Scouts, what will happen to the cookies?”

Richard Celli, Delhi – “To me it makes no sense. They were two separate entities to begin with. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” Josh Fitch, Delhi – “What do the Boy Scouts do that the Girl Scouts don’t do? They’re pretty similar already. Why are we messing with it? It was never a problem.” Richard Celli, Delhi – “To me it makes no sense. They were two separate entities to begin with. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” Josh Fitch, Delhi – “What do the Boy Scouts do that the Girl Scouts don’t do? They’re pretty similar already. Why are we messing with it? It was never a problem.”

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