US Boy Scouts to change name in appeal to girls

04 May, 2018, 07:16 | Author: Rachel Logan
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The Boy Scouts of America says the program for 11 to 17 year old boys will become Scouts: BSA starting next year.

In a bid to welcome girls to its ranks, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will undergo a name change. For over twenty-five years, girls have been a part of BSA's co-ed Venturing, Exploring, and Sea Scouts programs.

"They caved to left-wing social engineers who want to remove the concept of male masculinity from society".

The announcement of the inclusive name change coincides with the launch of the "Scout Me In" recruitment campaign, according to a BSA press release. The group as a whole will remain Boy Scouts of America, but when it comes to their program, they will be dropping boy and changing it to Scouts BSA.

The name of the programs' parent organization will remain the Boy Scouts of America.

The decision to open the scouting program to girls last October was both a reflection of growing progressive attitudes as well as a business decision.

The Boy Scouts had suffered from declining numbers for years, but the news that the organization would go coed hit with a certain amount of sadness.

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The Boy Scouts of America has lost about a third of its members since 2000, which now stands at about 2.3 million.

Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh explained that the non-profit has sought a name that could evoke the past while making girls feel welcome as well.

Written by Eric Levenson and Amanda Watts for CNN. That includes Venturing and Sea Scouting programs, the latter allowing membership up to 21 years of age.

Both groups, which have been at odds since the Boy Scouts chose to open its doors to girls, have been struggling with declining membership.

"There's not just a general scouting, there's a boy scouting program and a girl scouting program", said Heather Thornton, Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. "In its peak years, BSA had more than 4 million participants", reports John Bacon for USA Today. "'We see boys and girls as equal but not the same, ' Maryann Barry said". Girls are already allowed to be in the Cub Scouts.

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

This name that'll take effect next February has gotten both support and opposition here in Springfield. Dell added that Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops are good places for non-binary and gender non-conforming youth as long as the environment is respectful and accepting.

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