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Boy Scouts of America Take the ‘Boy” out of Their Name

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

Posted: May 2, 2018 12:12 PM

Washington, D.C.--Boy Scouts are getting rid of the word 'boy' in their name.

The program for 11 to 17-year-olds will now be called 'Scouts BSA' starting next February.

Chief Scout executive Mike Surbaugh said this is meant to be welcoming to girls.

Girls are already allowed to be in the cub scouts the seven-to-ten-year-old program.

Their umbrella organization will keep its name, Boy Scouts of America or BSA.

Three thousand girls nationwide are already enrolled in the BSA's early adopter program and are participating ahead of the full launch.

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