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For a group of Inland girls joining the Cub Scouts, making history is ‘pretty cool’

By in Press Enterprise on February 3, 2018

By Alejandra Molina

Sophia Hernandez arrived fully prepared, clad in her navy blue Boy Scouts uniform and armed with a host of questions to ask during a meeting with a Scout executive.

Would they have summer camp? What does it mean to have a wolf, tiger or bear rank?

Sophia, 9, is among the first group of girls in the Inland Empire to join the Cub Scout program under the Boy Scouts of America, which late last year announced plans to allow girls to join and eventually earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Cub Scout units across the region are participating in a “soft registration” process to start welcoming girls into the program, which is supposed to fully launch in the fall.

  • Brooke Walton, 8, left, is introduced to Sophia Hernandez, 9, right, by Tom Donatoni, chartered organization representative, in Redlands on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Three Inland girls were among the first to join Cub Scouts under the Boy Scouts of America. Photo by Sarah Alvarado, contributing photographer

  • Brooke Walton, 8, left, and Sophia Hernandez, 9, right, looks at items for sale at the Boy Scouts of America IE Council in Redlands on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Photo by Sarah Alvarado, contributing photographer

    Brooke Walton, 8, left, and Sophia Hernandez, 9, right, looks at items for sale at the Boy Scouts of America IE Council in Redlands on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Photo by Sarah Alvarado, contributing photographer

  • Brooke Walton, 8, left, and Sophia Hernandez, 9, right, looks at items for sale at the Boy Scouts of America IE Council in Redlands on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Photo by Sarah Alvarado, contributing photographer

    Brooke Walton, 8, left, and Sophia Hernandez, 9, right, looks at items for sale at the Boy Scouts of […]    

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