Cub Scouts in Washington, Idaho now accepting girls

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The Cub Scouts are following in the footsteps of the Boys Scouts. (KABC)

The Cub Scouts are following in the footsteps of the Boys Scouts.

Beginning Monday, 30 Cub Scout packs in Washington and Idaho will allow girls to join.

The new policy will take affect nationwide later this year.

The Cub Scouts are a unit of the Boy Scouts for boys and -- now girls -- too young to join the Boy Scouts.

The 108-year-old organization has seen some big changes in recent years.

In 2013, the scouts lifted its ban on openly gay scouts. Two years later, the Boy Scouts began allowing openly gay men to be troop leaders.
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