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Boy Scouts to admit girls

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The Boy Scouts of America yesterday announced it will begin admitting girls to its ranks.

The scouting board of directors voted unanimously on the change that will allow girls to become Cub Scouts and earned the organization’s highest honor of Eagle Scout.

"We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children," Boy Scouts CEO Michael Surbaugh said.

Read more from NBC News.


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