Sydney Ireland has been an unofficial member of Boy Scout Troop 414 in Manhattan since she was a little girl. She wants to become an Eagle Scout, but girls aren't allowed to earn merit badges. Yasmeen Khan/WNYC hide caption

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Meet The Teenage Girl Who Wants to Be A Boy Scout

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A Boy Scout stands in line to get a canoe at a summer camp outside Payson, Utah. More than 99 percent of Boy Scout troops in Utah are sponsored by the Mormon Church. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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The California Supreme Court ban prohibits state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination. That includes Boy Scouts, which has restricted gay troop leaders. David Manning/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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California Judges Must Cut Ties With The Boy Scouts

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