The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is changing one of its iconic program’s names after entering a new era of inclusion for both boys and girls.
The 108-year-old organization announced Wednesday that it will drop the word “Boy” from its youth “Boy Scouts” program, turning it into “Scouts BSA” instead.
The official name change will go into effect in February. Alongside the shift, the organization announced a new “Scout Me In” campaign, which the organization says will underscore inclusiveness and welcoming youth from all backgrounds.
“As we enter a new era for our organization, it is important that all youth can see themselves in Scouting in every way possible,” said Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive of the BSA, in a statement.
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