- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Washington Nationals plan to celebrate Scout Day this year with a milestone: an all-girl Cub Scout den will lead the flag ceremony prior to the game.

Luke Rose, den leader for Pack 873 from Annandale, Virginia, says his Scout den is ready to make history this Saturday at Nationals Park. He also has a message for those who aren’t on board with the Boy Scouts of America’s 2017 decision to open its ranks to girls: “I don’t care.”

“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,” he told local radio station WMAL on Thursday. “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.’”

Scout Day at Nationals Park includes a limited edition Nationals Scout patch for those who attend the game.

The Nationals take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4:05 p.m. EDT.

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