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First girl joins Cub Scout Pack 1027

Juliette Ricci, 5, front left, joined her brother, Donavan, 7, as a member of Cub Scout Pack 1027. Behind them are Niklas Ricci, his wife, Katherine, and their daughter Gabrielle, 16 months. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — While she may be too young to realize it, 5-year-old Juliette Ricci made local history when she became the first girl to join Cub Scout Pack 1027 at the beginning of June.

Back in October, the national Boy Scouts of America organization announced that it would allow girls into its Cub Scout program this year.

The organization also announced that older girls would be able to enroll as Boy Scouts in 2019.

The change reverses 108 years of organization policy that did not allow females into either program.

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