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As Boy Scouts welcome girls, Philly area leaders offer praise and skepticism

October 11, 2017 GMT

By Staff

Starting next year, girls can be Cub Scouts, and a program for older girls will be established by 2019, according to an announcement Wednesday that drew simultaneous praise from Boy Scout troop leaders and skepticism from the Girl Scouts.

“It’s great to be able to give girls a similar experience to what the boys in the boy scouting program are doing,” said David Latimer, 21, who lives in West Berlin, N.J., and volunteers with Boy Scout Troop 251 in Winslow.

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