Boy Scouts Of America Changing Its Name After 114 YEARS

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Boy Scouts Of America Changing Its Name

  • The Boy Scouts of America is changing its name as part of a push to be more inclusive.  
  • The 114-year-old organization will be known as Scouting America, announcing the change Tuesday at its annual meeting.
  • President and CEO Roger Krone said “In the next 100 years we want any youth in America to feel very, very welcome to come into our programs."
  • Many inclusivity changes have already been in place for years - the Scouts began allowing gay members in 2013, lifted a ban on gay scout leaders in 2015, and began allowing girls in 2018.
  • The organization struggled with flagging membership following the pandemic and filing for bankruptcy after settling thousands of sexual abuse claims.
  • How do you feel about this change? Will it help the Boy Scouts change their image? Did you participate in the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts as a youth? What did it teach you?
Boy and girl scouts saluting, American flag in background.

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