Why “Boy” Scouts?

I was reading an essay in Public Discourse about the Boy Scouts that got me thinking. Why are there separate scouting organizations for boys and girls?

I understand that most scouting organizations developed separately, and I understand why we used to have different organizations for boys and girls. I know that we used to think boys and girls were different.

Heck, I’m so old I remember we used to think sexual…

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