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A Boy Scout wears an Eagle Scot neckerchief during the annual Boy Scouts Parade and Report to State in the House Chambers at the Texas State Capitol, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Perry says he hopes the Boy Scouts of America doesn't move soften its mandatory no-gays membership policy.
A Boy Scout wears an Eagle Scot neckerchief during the annual Boy Scouts Parade and Report to State in the House Chambers at the Texas State Capitol, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Perry says he hopes the Boy Scouts of America doesn't move soften its mandatory no-gays membership policy.

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Boy Scouts to allow girls to join

The Boy Scouts of America's board of directors has unanimously agreed to welcome girls into the Cub Scout Program and to forge a path for older girls to pursue and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Boy Scouts to allow girls to join

The Boy Scouts of America's board of directors has unanimously agreed to welcome girls into the Cub Scout Program and to forge a path for older girls to pursue and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.