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While Boy Scouts go coed and Girl Scouts pursue lawsuit, Howard families say choices are welcome

While Boy Scouts go coed and Girl Scouts pursue lawsuit, Howard families say choices are welcome

Six-year-old Amy Baumert had a choice: join Girl Scouts or Cub Scouts.

She chose the latter, and says she likes sleeping in cabins, making s’mores, eating ice-cream sandwiches and making friends. She had a lot of fun watching a rocket she made shoot into the sky at a rocket launching event.

Her mom, Sarah Baumert of Ellicott City, is a former Girl Scout troop leader who has five children, four of them involved in either Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouting or Girl Scouts.

“I have everything,” Baumert said.

Her son Owen, 8, and Amy are both members of Cub Scout Pack 361, a “family” scouting pack where boys and girls are both invited to join. Pack 361 has 61...

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