Georgia Girls Scouts CEO on Boy Scouts: “They’re our competitor now”


SAVANNAH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia spoke out about the Boy Scouts Thursday, saying its relationship with the more than a hundred year old organization will change. This coming one day after the Boy Scouts announced it’ll begin accepting girls.

“Now they’re a competitor, we’ve had really good working relationships with the Boy Scouts and we’ve used their camp, they’ve used our camp and we’ve done recruitment together things like that and I will have to say those relationships will change somewhat,” CEO of the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Sue Else said.

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Else told 41NBC she was not surprised when the Boy Scouts announced the change. She had heard rumors for a couple months.

Starting next year, local Boy Scout organizations can choose to have dens for girls and dens for boys but they’ll have to be single-gender – either all boys or all girls. Else says it won’t impact the Girl Scouts and its mission of teaching STEM and creating female leaders.