North Texas girls among 1st to join Scouts BSA

A group of Cub Scouts made history in Keller on Saturday, becoming some of the first girls to join the new Scouts BSA.

The girls of Pack 88 crossed over to the larger scouting program during a ceremony Saturday afternoon.

The group formerly known as the Boy Scouts of America officially opened membership to girls on Friday.

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G.W. and Terry Bell founded Pack 88 10 years ago, and now work with a troop in Fort Worth.

They said girls were already a big part of scouting long before they could officially join.

"We always had things for the siblings to do and they would do as much, if not more, than some of the boys. Sometimes the baby sisters would outdo the big brothers," Bell said. "It's an amazing thing to me because a girl can do, and learn, and lead as well as a boy."

Even though they've moved on from Cub Scouts, the Bells said it was important to them to attend the troop crossover and witness history.