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.
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.