Wednesday is the first days girls can sign up to be in Cub Scouting. LaSalle Council's office in South Bend is having an event to celebrate.
The Boy Scouts of America announced in October it would allow girls to join its programs. That starts August first with sign ups for girls in Cub Scouts, the organization’s program for seven to 10 year olds.
LaSalle Council’s office in South Bend is holding a sign up event from noon to 7 p.m.
Jeff Smith with LaSalle Council says the move was meant to cater to families.
“The idea was, how can scouting serve the entire family? And of course it was by allowing both the brothers and sisters join the program.”
Smith said the event at the Council will feature scouting activities and projects for kids to do as well as the paperwork to sign up for Cub Scouts.
Boy Scouts America’s program for 11 to 17 year olds, soon to be called Scouts, will accept female members starting in the new year.