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Last week, Boy Scouts of America announced it will allow transgender boys to join its boys-only programs. Now, the first openly transgender cub scout is making history — after being turned away just a month prior.

“I am accepted,” said Joe Maldonado according to LGBTQ Nation. “This is fun; I’m so proud.”

The 9-year-old was kicked out of the Cubs Scouts, Pack 87 in Secaucus, New Jersey late last year, just a month after he joined. This sparked a debate over transgender discrimination within the Cub Scouts, until the Boy Scouts changed their policy last week.

But now, Maldonado is in Pack 20 in Maplewood, learning the salute and oath.

“Moving forward, the BSA will continue to work to bring the benefits of our programs to as many children, families and communities as possible,” said the BSA in a statement, welcoming the Maldonado family back to the Scouts, according to North Jersey.

In previous years, the Boy Scouts faced controversy over banning gay scouts and leaders, and have since changed its policies to be more inclusive.