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

04 May, 2018, 07:19 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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The Boy Scouts that include children aged 11 to 17 will be known as Scouts BSA starting next year. Meanwhile, Girl Scouts of the US officials tell the Associated Press that the BSA's open-door policy is bound to affect its own membership numbers, and has left the relationship between the two groups "chilly".

The Boy Scouts are getting rid of the word "boy" in their name. "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".

Michael Williams, a GOP candidate for governor and former co-chairman of the state's Donald Trump for President campaign, blasted the "politically correct bed-wetters" who ruined the Boy Scouts of America with their gender inclusivity.

Girl Scouts has previously criticized the decision to start accepting girls into the Boy Scouts program. That will take effect next year, and all members will be referred to as "scouts", regardless of gender.

The Boy Scouts of America has more than 2.4 million youth participants and almost 1 million adult volunteers, according to its website.

A GOP gubernatorial candidate blasts USA culture for allowing girls to join the Boy Scouts of America.

Written by Eric Levenson and Amanda Watts for CNN.


The organization has been forced to find new ways of bringing kids and their families into scouting, especially as its membership has dropped by about a third since 2000. "Old Scout oath 'Be Prepared.' New oath 'Be Pretty'". In its peak years, BSA had more than 4 million participants.

It'll be interesting to see if girls actually join the organization of if they remain loyal to the Girls Scouts, which is now a fierce competitor, especially regarding recruitment of new members, rather than a complimentary organization.

"They will have the opportunity to earn the same ranks and participate in the same activities as the boys who participate now in that program".

"Boys and girls will get to experience, learn and enjoy this great youth program called scouting", Bohn said.

Huckabee also shared a video of an earlier appearance on Fox News in which he derided the name change.

The Girl Scouts, on the other hand, feels this creates confusion. 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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