When Cubmaster Tony Kircher heard that the Boy Scouts of America would welcome girls to the Cub Scout program, he and his pack, Pack 229, were so elated that they were among the first packs to join as part of the Early Adopter program.
Kircher says the move to include girls in Scouting made perfect sense and called it “one of the best things that I’ve ever seen happen.”
“For our pack, it was natural for us to bring the girls in,” shared Kircher with the Daily Herald. “They were already part of our pack family. We were just thrilled when we could officially make them Cub Scouts.”
Five girls in North Barrington joined Pack 229, yet little has changed for the pack. The girls have already been a part of the Scouting family, now they just get to make it official – wearing the Scout uniform, learning things like the Scout Oath and Law, and earning the recognition.
New Cub Scouts like 6-year-old Addison C. are thrilled to join the pack after watching their brothers participate. Addison had been going on the same trips and hikes, yet she was unable to officially participate in activities until now.
“She was excited she got to be in a uniform,” Addison’s mother said. “Being allowed to be more active in it will be good for her.”
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