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Row of girls at ceremony
Courtesy of Michael Kuentz

 


Nine girls have made scouting history in Dearborn, becoming the first in Michigan to be recognized as official members of Cub Scout Pack 1112.

This comes after the Boy Scouts of America’s historic decision to allow girls to join the organization and advance through the ranks to Eagle Scout. 

Eight-year-old Carolyn Kuentz is one of those girls. Carolyn and her father Michael Kuentz, who is an assistant Cub Master for Pack 1112 talked with Stateside’s Cynthia Canty about the joys of scouting, and what this change means for the future of the Scouts.

Five Michigan Boy Scout camps to be closed

Dec 22, 2015
Dave Cornell / Boy Scouts of America

Five of 12 Boy Scout camps in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula will be closed in 2016.

Michigan Crossroads Council, the group that oversees the Boy Scouts, says the cost of maintaining the camps is too high and that the camps are underused.

“Many of the camps that are on this list to close were getting utilized at like 8% of the time,” says Frank Reigelman, director of outdoor adventures for Michigan Crossroads Council.

Michigan Scouts leader decries documented abuse

Nov 4, 2012

A Michigan Boy Scouts official says it's "painful" to look back on the sexual abuse that took place over a 25-year period and that came to light in the release of a nationwide archive.

Boy Scouts of America has an estimated 78,000 members in Michigan.