Boys Scouts Change Name to Accommodate Girls

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As it prepares to welcome girls into its ranks for the first time, the  Boy Scouts have decided to change their name to Scouts BSA. The change  will take effect in February, although the Cub Scouts will keep their  name and the parent organization will still be known as Boy Scouts of  America. 

“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also  conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” Chief Scout  Executive Mike Surbaugh told the AP. “We’re trying to find the right way  to say we’re here for both young men and young women.” The Cub Scouts  have already begun admitting girls to their ranks, with Scouts BSA  prepared to do the same next year.

Source:  AP News

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