Boy Scouts drop the 'boy' as they welcome girls to Scouts BSA

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The program for 11-17-year-old boys will become "Scouts BSA" starting next year.

Following the Boy Scouts' decision to change its name to Scouts BSA, Georgia GOP Gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams released a fiery statement slamming the move.

Charles Mead is the director of marketing and public relations for the Capitol Area Boy Scouts.

"I know this will come as a real shock to a lot of modern people, but there really is a difference between boys and girls and the way they think and grow up", he said. "That's why we love "Scout Me In" - because it speaks to girls and boys and tells them, 'This is for you".

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

Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America said the rebranding was part of the single-name approach used for Cub Scouts after its historic move previous year to admit girls to its programme and let them earn the top rank of Eagle Scout.

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.

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Sam Snoddy has been a local scouts master for more than 50 years.

While some decry the loss of the masculine moniker, the Boy Scouts of America was looking at fast-dwindling coffers and declining membership-2.3 million, down from 2.6 million five years ago and 4 million at its peak. "Surbaugh told the AP that having separate units for boys and girls would address concerns that girls joining the program for the first time might start off behind in the long climb to leadership opportunities", Rachel Siegel writes for the Washington Post.

Written by Eric Levenson and Amanda Watts for CNN. Conversely, she is not aware of any boys who want to join Girl Scout troops.

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. Instead of simply showing Scouts participating in activities, the campaign brings the young viewer into the middle of the action - from fishing, biking and canoeing to launching rockets and making slime - where they get even closer to the experiences that Scouting brings to life. But the changes also reflect shifting social and cultural norms that expect programs to be equally available to boys and girls.

Girl Scouts fired back shortly after the announcement.

The Girl Scouts list a series of efforts created to "stay ahead of the pack of youth organizations". The change will take effect in February.


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