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Boy Scout Charlie Underdown of Seattle says that welcoming girls into the group fits with the Scout Law, which says to be "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent." Courtesy Perry Underdown hide caption

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This Boy Scout Welcomes Girls To His Troop

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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 listens to instruction at Camp Maple Dell in Utah. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Boy Scouts Will Admit Transgender Boys

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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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