Scouting has long been a boys-only activity, but a few years ago the Boy Scouts of America started introducing a new age for boys in the organization.
Now the Boy Scout Council is considering changing that, and the Scouts are pushing back on a request to create an all-boys organization.
The new proposal, which is being considered at a council meeting Wednesday, calls for the creation of a new, all-boy Scout program that would not require a new Scout to complete a special education program and would focus on education and career opportunities for all Boy Scouts.
A scout leader who works on Boy Scout programs for youth and adult youth said he was disappointed by the proposal.
A Boy Scout from South Dakota told the council he thinks the idea is a good one and that he would support a program similar to the one currently in place. “
It would not be a replacement for the existing program, but it would be a good start.”
A Boy Scout from South Dakota told the council he thinks the idea is a good one and that he would support a program similar to the one currently in place.
The scout leader, who asked not to be identified, said the current program was designed for a specific age group and had very few opportunities for advancement.
“It was geared toward an older age group, and it was not designed to be for any other age group,” he said.
The council voted Thursday to approve the proposal for consideration, and council members said they will now decide if they will approve it or not.
The council could vote on the issue next week.
The proposal would focus more on mentoring and leadership opportunities for the young adults who make up the largest segment of the troop.
But it would not replace the Boy Scouting program, which includes about 2.5 million scouts nationwide.
The current program includes about 1.4 million youth members.