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Boy Scouts want to include everyone, but now no one wants to join

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Boy Scouts want to include everyone, but now no one wants to join


What’s in a name? When you’re a boy scout, the answer is, not very much.

The once respected club for boys has been in decline for years and as of this week’s rebranding announcement, it could be the final death knell for the more than century old organization. 

Boy Scouts is no longer called Boy Scouts. The rebrand is meant to attract more girls to join, but in reality, the change may inspire neither to have any interest. 

The national scouting organization underwent a major change in 2018 when it started allowing girls to join the Cub Scouts, which is for children aged 7 to 10. The following year, the Boy Scouts program for older kids ages 11 to 17 began admitting young women.

The new name will reflect these changes as the group, which formerly switched to “Scouts BSA” will now rebrand as “Scouting America,” effective February 8, 2025, the 115th anniversary of the organization.

BSA President and CEO Roger A. Krone said the name change was made in part to encourage girls to join the program since it will no longer have the name “boy” in it. 

“While this may be a surprise to some of you, for us this is a straightforward evolution and the next natural step in ensuring all American youth feel…



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