Boy Scouts are dropping the word 'Boy' from flagship program

Boy Scouts are dropping the word 'Boy' from flagship program

Boy Scouts are dropping the word 'Boy' from flagship program

As Western Mass News reported earlier this week, the Boy Scouts of America is changing their name to 'Scouts BSA'.

Boy Scouts of America will drop "Boy" from its main program name, in an effort to be more inclusive.

"They are segmented by sex", said Scout Executive John Harding "so there will be a group of boys as a Boy Scout troop and a group of girls as well doing the same program requirements".

Oh, boy. The 108-year-old Boy Scouts of America has announced to rebrand to Scouts BSA, dropping "Boy" from its name as it gets ready to welcome girls next year.

The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA.

"Boy Scouts of America claims nearly 2.3 million members, down from 2.6 million five years ago".

Sam Snoddy has been a local scouts master for more than 50 years.

"We are excited to partner with the BSA to expand its impactful programs that are relevant to all families", said Caroline Dettman, Golin's Chief Creative and Community Officer.

Mr Hancock, who described Boy Scouts of America's transformation as a "lost journey into the woods of co-ed political correctness", added: "Well-intentioned as these kind of [BSA] moves may be, they are alarmingly all wrong". A national restriction on openly gay scout leaders and employees was lifted the following year.

While the Boy Scouts organization has been around for a long time, so has the Girl Scouts organization.

"Girl Scouts is the best leadership development organization for girls", Yarborough said.

"How do you manage these strategic tensions?" she asked.

It was this kind of all-inclusive fun that the Boy Scouts of America had in mind when it made a decision to open its doors to girls.

Simon Carter, speaking on behalf of the Scout Association, said: "We are really pleased that the Scouting in America is now welcoming young women into their Movement".

Girl Scouts went from two million in 2013 to just over 1.5 million a year ago.

Beginning in February, it will be known as Scouts BSA. They told ABC News in a statement back in October that, "The Boy Scouts' house is on fire".

The Boy Scouts say current youth participation is about 2.3 million, down from 2.6 million in 2013 and more than 4 million in peak years of the past.

"So, Boy Scouts is admitting girls and won't be called Boy Scouts anymore".

"I know this will come as a real shock to a lot of modern people, but there really is a difference between boys and girls and the way they think and grow up", he said. And both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts have seen membership shrink.

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