It's a Girl!

The Boy Scouts of America Commemorative silver dollar has been released by the mint.  Many Boy Scouts were surprised to see that the most prominent figure on the obverse is a girl! Girls are allowed on the  Venturer program, but are not permitted in the Boy Scouts themselves.

The law authorizing the production of the Boy Scout commemorative dollar states that the coin design must be emblematic of the 100 year history of the organization. Some web bloggers have complained that the presence of a girl and the absence of Caucasian boys on the coin is inconsistent with the law.

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