Boy Scouts Change Name To Welcome Girls

Boy Scouts is dropping 'boy' from its name in an appeal to girls — and Girl Scouts is already firing back

Boy Scouts is dropping 'boy' from its name in an appeal to girls — and Girl Scouts is already firing back

10-year-old Winkelman joined in February, shortly after girls were permitted to become Cub Scouts.

Reactions were mixed Wednesday after the Boy Scouts of America announced that the word "boy" will be dropped from the name of its iconic Boy Scouts program in anticipation of girls joining the ranks.

Some say that declining BSA membership among young men has helped spur the change in membership policy.

More than 3,000 girls have also enrolled in the BSA's Early Adopter Program since the organization announced in October that it would welcome girls, the BSA said.

But the BSA's move has caused strained relations with the Girls Scouts of America (GSA), according to reports. The parent organization will remain Boy Scouts of America and the Cub Scouts will also retain their name.

"A program for girls age 11 to 17 will be announced in the coming year with a projected introduction in 2019."

"It represents the new, inclusive program that the Boy Scouts of America is offering for older Scouts", said Chris Coscia, chief executive officer of the Boy Scouts of America Theodore Roosevelt Council in Massapequa.

"The girls kept up with the boys, or may have even done better", Pittman said. "I remember his Eagle Scout project being such a huge deal for our family, for him and for our church", said Doss.

With many families opposing the leftward shift of the Scouts, a new faith-based scouting group was formed called Trail Life USA. The change comes as the organization seeks to establish itself as a program for boys and girls in the United States. He says they anticipated the name would change, and that this is more descriptive of who makes up the program, now that it's open to girls. "If it's not them, it might be us". "I'd say, "Don't be afraid to do what boys do".

He said so far, over 100 girls have signed up to join local Cub Scout programs.

Boy Scouts of America is changing the name of the Boy Scouts program after 108 years.

"We've seen a lot of girls show excitement", said Schiavone.

The Boy Scouts have been slowly dying for years because people insist girls should be able to join - much to the Girl Scouts' chagrin.

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