WASHINGTON (WMAL) – Boy Scout history will be made this weekend at Nationals Park. Saturday for the first time ever an all-girl Cub Scout den will lead the flag ceremony at the start of a Major League Baseball game.
“For these scouts, the eight girls that we have, it’s a unique opportunity because they have a truly historic role in the history of scouting,” said Luke Rose, den leader for Pack 873 from Annandale, Virginia.
The den was founded in mid-February, months after the Boy Scouts of America announced it would accept girls. The move drew some sharp criticism, but Rose said he hasn’t seen any negative reaction.
In anticipation of the game Rose talked to the girls about how they felt being on TV in the national spotlight.
“Every one of them, down to the last one, said ‘This is gonna be fantastic. This is historic. I’m really excited, and if anybody doesn’t like it, I don’t care,'” Rose said.
Since Saturday will be a first in the history of baseball, all media coverage will go to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
The Nationals take on the Diamondbacks Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
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