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Boy Scouts of America welcome the girls

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Wednesday, a unanimous vote by the Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to join the Cub Scouts, work their way up and earn the prestigious Eagle Scout rank.

Local Boy Scouts director John Gliot says it's a momentous move for the national organization. 

"It's one of the biggest changes that's occurred in the Boy Scouts of America in our over 100 years of history" said Gliot. 

The decision is stirring a lot of discussion. Some of our viewers taking to our Face book page say it's always been a boys program and it should stay that way. 

But local Cub Master Susan Stahl applauds the decision, saying as young girl, she would have jumped at the opportunity. 

"I'm a girl and when I was a kid I know I would've eaten this program up," said Stahl.

Gliot says the program builds future leaders and that shouldn't be exclusive to boys. 

"There's no reason girls shouldn't be allowed to participate in the same programs and develop the same skills and have the same benefits that the boys do."

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