Boy Scouts Are Now Accepting Girls; Will Change Name
Times they are a changing: Scouts Honor. With girls now entering the ranks, the 108 year old Boy Scouts of America will be changing their iconic name to one that's more gender and politically correct. Soon, they will be known as the Scouts BSA, thus removing any and all gender from the title. How does this sit with you?
According to a report from Newschannel 13, the parent organization will remain the Boy Scouts of America, and the Cub Scouts, its program serving children from kindergarten through fifth grade, will keep its title as well.
But the Boy Scouts, the program for 11- to 17-year-olds, will now be Scouts BSA. The organization on Wednesday announced that the new name for its Boy Scouts program will take effect next February.
The organization already has started admitting girls into the Cub Scouts, and Scouts BSA begins accepting girls next year.
Girl Scout leaders admitted to being blindsided by this move, and they are gearing up an aggressive campaign to recruit and retain girls as members.