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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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A statue outside the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': Kathy Lohr on the Boy Scouts' debate

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A Boy Scout salutes traffic as he stands next to a flag display on a freeway overpass September 11, 2008 in Lafayette, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's Tovia Smith on All Things Considered

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