MEDFORD, Ore --Right now Boy Scouts are out selling their popcorn all around our region. You've probably seen some out while at the grocery store. This year it's not just boys selling it.
"I joined once girls were allowed." said Miah Moore. She is a new Cub Scout. "So Miah participated in Scouts with her older brothers for the past 6 years." said Jeremiah Moore, her father.
The Moore kids are all scouts. Rwen, Weston, Liam and Miah. Miah's older brothers are the ones that got her interested in joining. "It looked really fun and you get a lot from it." said Miah. She went to all the same events as her brothers. The pinewood derby, the camping events, but couldn't participate or earn badges.
"Given the opportunity we asked her if she would rather join the Girl Scouts or if she would like to join the Cub Scouts." said Jeremiah. Miah chose to join her brothers in the scouts. "I was pretty excited." said Jeremiah.
The family and Miah are still getting backlash for it. "I knew there would probably be some opposition out there." said Jeremiah. He says people have questioned why she is in the scouts while they are out selling popcorn and make their opinion known to him and Miah. She still feels the same way she felt the day she signed up. "Happy." said Miah.
"Scouts has been a pretty interval part of our life for the last 6 years. All of the life lessons and rewarding experiences that it has afforded our boys. I was excited those were going to be offered to my daughter as well and eventually Kenna." said Jeremiah.
The Moore Family is trying to reach their popcorn goal of $40,000. To help them reach it you can find them selling popcorn at Fred Meyer's and Sportsman's Warehouse in Medford. Part of the proceeds will go to Christmas Tree Angels.