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Scouting Youth Share Their Leadership Voice About Family Scouting

by Angel Zuniga Martinez for the Alamo Area BSA: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow Vice Chief of Programs, Michael Chanut, 17, from Boy Scout Troop 650, and Venturing associate advisor, Alle Wolfer, 21, from Crew 804 who has achieved Summit Award were interviewed this past Thursday about BSA's recent family scouting decision by KENS 5 TV Emmy award winning anchor, Deborah Knapp, and featured on the front page of SA Express News Monday edition in a story by educational reporter Alia Malik, a former girl scout.

An iPhone video submitted by proud mother of Cub Scout Nathan captures his views of girls joining Boy Scouts.

Have questions about BSA family Scouting? Please review the stories below or find an informative FACTSHEET, FAQs, and other resources at www.BSAFamilyScouting.orgExternal Link

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Michael and Alle Talk Family Scouting with Deborah Knapp of KENS 5

 

Here's an Excerpt of the SA Express News Article by Alia Malik entitled "Boy Scouts' Opening Sets Up Debate Over What's Best for Girls."

When Alle Wolfer was 8, she decided to join the Girl Scouts. She pictured herself hiking, camping and fishing with other girls, but in two years of visiting area troops, she never found one that offered that kind of adventure.

She waited three years to join the Venture Scouts, a coeducational Boy Scout program open to teens who have completed eighth grade. She found a particularly outdoorsy crew, about 70 percent female, that went backcountry camping every three months and hiked every other week. 

Wolfer, now 21, said she would have joined the Boy Scouts earlier if she’d been able to.

“It felt like coming home,” she said. “I was excited to go to every meeting.”

The Boy Scouts of America’s announcement last week that it would add parallel girls’ programs has set up a clash, both nationally and locally, over what’s best for the girls in question. Boy Scout organizations say they’re just offering girls more options.

READ Full SA Express News Article by visiting: http://www.expressnews.com/news/education/article/Boy-Scouts-opening-sets-up-debate-over-12280029.php#photo-14355085External Link

Cub Scout Nathan Share with Mother his view on Girls Joining Boy Scouts

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