The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald
Scouts participate in an American flag retirement ceremony during December 2016 at Lake End Parkway in Morgan City. The Boy Scouts of America announced last week that the organization will begin allowing girls in its Cub Scout ranks in 2018 and in a separate but identical program to Boy Scouts in 2019.

Local leaders optimistic about girls joining Boy Scouts

Area Boy Scout officials say they’re optimistic and excited about the Boy Scouts of America’s announcement last week to begin officially allowing girls to participate in its Cub Scout program start

Submitted Photos
Blaine Clement and Zaniyah Valentine were recognized as Julia B. Maitland Elementary School's Readers of the Month for September. They're shown, from left, with mentors and volunteer reading listeners Earl Johnson, Cathy Landry and Herman Hartman.

Rachel Robin and Gavin Wilson were recognized as M.E. Norman Elementary School Readers of the Month for September. They're shown here with Hartman, Landry and Johnson.

Maitland, Norman Readers of the Month

Volunteers help students improve their reading skills.



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