By Tim Kowols
As recruiting efforts start to ramp up in Door and Kewaunee counties, it will be in February when Boy Scout troops can really start turning the page in the organization’s history. Now known as Scouts USA, chartering organizations will be able to begin welcoming girls to join their ranks. That is not a problem for Luxemburg Troop 1042 Scoutmaster Jason Miller, who says they already coordinate some events with the co-ed Venturing Crew 9042. Miller has not had girls specifically inquire about joining but says they are going to start preparing for the possibility this fall.
Miller encourages families join Scouts USA as it teaches general life skills and give members a chance to participate in activities they otherwise might not have an opportunity to do. He also adds that Luxemburg Troop 1042 tries to organize their activities around school schedules so members can participate in a variety of things without getting overwhelmed.