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Metro BSA Troop recuiting for all-girls troop

Posted at 4:31 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 18:19:58-05

In a major move in equality, the Boy Scouts of America will soon allow girls to join, and change their name.

The announcement was made about a year ago and now some scout troops are looking for girls who are interested, and who will make history.

Ted Dickamore is the Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 461 in Papillion.  He's working to start an all-girls troop which will include his 12-year-old daughter Katie.

On February 1, the organization will welcome girls, 11-18 years old, and the girls troop would be separate from the boys but they'll earn the same merit badges.

This fall the Cub Scouts allowed females to join.  In the Mid-America Council boundaries which covers Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa, they've recruited almost 500 girls for Cub Scouts.

Dickamore says the life lessons are priceless.

"I'm very excited about it watching my son grow and develop he's come a long way and Boy Scouts has been a big part of his maturing and growth and I'm looking forward to watching Katie have the same growth and development through scouts BSA as my son has had," Dickamore explained.

The Mid-America Council says they're working to place about 125 girls into area troops.  For more information on the Boy Scouts 461 All Girls Troop visit their Facebook page or email Ted Dickamore.