The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio said it remains committed to an all-girl environment following an announcement that girls next year will be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts of America. (AP Photo - July 21, 2017/Patrick Semansky)
Photo: AP
Photo: AP

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio: No boys allowed in all-girl environment

The Boy Scouts of America today made public that it soon will admit girls and allow them to earn the Eagle Scout rank.

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Boys joining the Girl Scouts is not open for discussion.

“The benefit of this type of girl-centered environment has been well documented by educators, scholars and other girl- and youth-serving organizations, as well as Girl Scouts themselves. 

“Only Girl Scouts has more than 100 years of experience helping girls tap into their leadership potential ... At Girl Scouts, we are girl experts, and we work every day to help girls develop the courage, confidence, and character necessary to make the world a better place.”

The Girl Scouts statement also notes that the organization has the Gold Award as its highest level of achievement.

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio  serves a 32-county area, including Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren counties.

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