Starting Friday, girls can join the Boy Scouts of America.
Many groups are getting volunteers in place and applications prepared and celebrations are in place including the Boy Scouts of America, Simon Kenton Council.
The Simon Kenton Council, which serves 18 counties and is one of the largest Boy Scout Councils in the nation, is expecting 20 new girl Troops this month and expect to welcome more than 100 girls into the Scouts BSA program.
To celebrate, the Simon Kenton Council is hosting a Scouts BSA Launch Party today at the Vertical Adventures Training Center.
At this event, more than 100 Scouts (both girls and boys), volunteers, and parents will enjoy climbing, Scout activities, and refreshments to celebrate this historic moment.
A special moment to recognize the first all-female Troops into Scouts BSA will take place at 7:00 pm.
A couple of groups of female Scouts have been preparing for this moment for months including Troop 148 in Hilliard, Troop 74 in Clintonville, and a Crew in Pickerington preparing to cross over to Scouts BSA today.
The Scouts and leaders have been focusing on character building and leadership skills in preparation for joining Scouts BSA.