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In Happier News, The Boys Scouts Of America Will Now Welcome Girls Into The Cub Scout & Eagle Scout Programs!

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What a blessed #DayOfTheGirl!

On Wednesday, the Boy Scouts of America announced the decision to welcome girls into some of its initiatives for the first time since its inception over 100 years ago!

Before all of you conservatives implode, the organization isn't mixing girls with the boys — they are creating opportunities for girls to complete the same curriculum as the boys, including the ability to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Related: Boy Scouts of America Executive Apologizes After Trump Speech!

Starting next year, young girls can join single-gender Cub Scout units, known as dens. Local scouting organizations can choose to have dens for girls and dens for boys.

And then in 2019, a separate Eagle Scout program will be available for older girls. This all comes after two nationwide surveys where parents expressed high interest in getting their daughters signed up for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

BSA chief executive Michael Surbaugh said in a statement:

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Boy Scouts of America Executive Apologizes After Cringe-Worthy Donald Trump Speech!

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The Boy Scouts of America are NOT here for Donald Trump's offensive speech!

As we reported, POTUS was invited (like every other sitting President) to speak at the annual Boy Scout Jamboree, where he took the opportunity to bring up things like the size of his inauguration crowd (still!), the current health care bill, The Apprentice, Christmas, winning the election, living in New York high society back before these kids were even born, and did we mention winning the election?

It was truly something else.

Anyway, it has garnered a lot of attention for numerous reasons over the past week — but mainly because it was super offensive, ill-informed, and took away attention from all of these scouts' accomplishments.

Related: Defense Dept. Advises Military To Ignore Trump's Transgender Ban

In a statement released on Thursday, the Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, Michael Surbaugh, apologized to anyone who might've been alarmed by Trump's words and said their intention was never to make a political statement.

Let's be clear… The Boy Scouts of America. Are apologizing. For the behavior. Of the President of the United States. We just…

Surbaugh wrote:

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Donald Trump Turns The Boy Scouts Of America Gathering Into A Trump Youth Rally & People Are PISSED!

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Donald Trump would turn a press briefing into a political rally if he could, so it didn't come as much of a shock when he attempted to turn the Boy Scouts of America into the Trump Youth.

While giving a 35-minute speech at a national jamboree on Monday, the President covered all his usual bases: attacking Barack Obama, mocking Hillary Clinton, and even threatening his own administration into passing the GOP's health care bill.

Photo: Woman's Unfortunate Eyebrows Say It All About Trumpcare!

After kicking off the speech by asking "Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I'm in front of the Boy Scouts?", Trump did just that — and was soon gloating about his election win and speaking about expecting more "loyalty" to his administration.

And it looked like it was already working, as Trump encouraged the crowd to "boo" former president — and boy scout — Obama.

It began when Trump responded to some man the crowd shouting his affections, saying "I love you, too," which caused the audience to clap and begin chanting. While basking in the applause, POTUS couldn't help but ask:

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Boy Scouts Officially Open Membership To Transgender Boys

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Now THIS is equality!

On Monday, the Boy Scouts Of America announced it will immediately begin accepting members based on the gender indicated in their application, as opposed to the one on their birth certificate.

Related: The BOY SCOUTS Lead The Way In Several Pride Parades!

This means transgender boys are officially allowed to join.

According to spokeswoman Effie Delimarkos:

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The BOY SCOUTS Lead The Way In Several Pride Parades!

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This is just fantastic!

All over the country, people took part in the gay pride parades this past Sunday, and in some places, they did something very special.

In both New York City and Seattle (above), the parades were led by the Boy Scouts of America!

New York saw scouts of all ages, from young adults to 78-year-old David Knapp, who was at the parade with his boyfriend, proudly holding a sign that read, “Boy Scout leader kicked out for being gay.”

Greg Bourke, a 56-year-old father who was ousted from his role as troop leader, said:

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Boy Scouts Will FINALLY Start Accepting Openly Gay Scouts In 2014!

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It's about time!!

Earlier this year, the Boy Scouts of America FINALLY lifted their ban on accepting openly gay members, and it officially goes into effect on January 1st, 2014. AKA, tomorrow!!

The highly anticipated move has been met with some resistance from a few churches, but BSA national executive board member Brad Haddock is confident they'll be able to find support elsewhere:

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Carly Rae Jepsen-less Boy Scout Jamboree Gets 3 Doors Down To Perform Despite LGBT Inequities!

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The Boy Scouts of America made a lot of progress this past year, but, frankly, the group still hasn't done enough!

Carly Rae Jepsen and Train were so displeased with the organization's continued intolerance that she dropped out of the BSA's National Jamboree months ago, refusing to perform for them until total equality was reached.

Apparently, though, not every musician is as concerned with equal rights and the fate of the LGBT community.

3 Doors Down signed on to headline tomorrow's concert, regardless of the fact that the policy change on permitting gay troop members isn't going through until January and openly gay troop leaders continue to remain barred from volunteering for the foreseeable future.

The bands rep isn;t commenting, but we want to know why the Here Without You singers performs for a group that condones sexual orientation-based discrimination!? !

The Boy Scouts do good within many different communities, there is no denying that, but many of their policies are antiquated and exclusionary!!

We were proud of the way CRJ stood up for ALL of her fans earlier this year when the Call Me Maybe singer tweeted:

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