Boy Scouts of America Agrees to Accept Girls, Changes Name
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“As we enter a new era for our organization, it is important that all youth can see themselves in Scouting in every way possible. That is why it is important that the name for our Scouting program for older youth remain consistent with the single name approach used for the Cub Scouts,” said Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, in the press release. “Starting in February 2019, the name of the older youth program will be ‘Scouts BSA,’ and the name of our iconic organization will continue to be Boy Scouts of America.”
As we become a more inclusive society, it's great to see heritage companies, such as the Boy Scouts of America, taking steps to keep up!