Boy Scouts Are Changing Their Name to Accommodate Girls

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts

As it prepares to welcome girls into its ranks for the first time, the Boy Scouts have decided to change their name to Scouts BSA. The change will take effect in February, although the Cub Scouts will keep their name and the parent organization will still be known as Boy Scouts of America. “We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh told the AP. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.” The Cub Scouts have already begun admitting girls to their ranks, with Scouts BSA prepared to do the same next year.

With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts plan a name change

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