Powering Up! with Anne Doyle

Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts? Long-time Rivalry Heats Up

January 14, 2019

The recent decision by Boy Scouts of America to start recruiting girls to join their troops has opened up a new chapter in their long-time rivalry with the Girl Scouts. Is the Boy Scouts organization, which is facing possibly bankruptcy, attempting a hostile take-over of their "girls-only" counterpart?  Have the Girl Scouts, increasingly focused on building leadership skills in girls, gotten too progressive for conservative families? And, are girl-only or boy-only youth organizations reinforcing gender limitations?

Co-hosts Anne and Monica tackle all of those thorny topics and more with Denise Dalrymple, CEO of the Girl Scouts of SE Michigan and Dan Root, long-time Boy Scout Troop leader.


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