All-girl Cub Scout pack breaks new ground in Pasco County

Posted at 8:32 AM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 13:33:06-04

PASCO COUNTY, Fla.-- A Cub Scout pack in Pasco County is making history for being made up entirely of girls.

A recent decision to allow young women into the Boy Scouts of America got a mixed reaction. One of the Cub Scout members, named Juliette, says eventually she wants to go into the Girl Scouts.

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She wanted to join Pasco County's Cub Pack 537 first because she says she loves making tents. Her dad says he loves that his daughter now has more options.

"Seeing these girls light up when we're putting together tents and doing outdoor activities, it just makes me happy as a longtime scout. Some kids have never camped before. Some will never camp again, but this will allow them to do just that," says Eric Cupps. 

Both Boy and Girl Scouts offer strong varied programs and now they're more accepting. The pack master our sister station spoke to says no matter which program you join, both are very rewarding.