The Associated Press reports:
For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect next February.
Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said many possibilities were considered during lengthy and “incredibly fun” deliberations before the new name was chosen.
The parent organization will remain the Boy Scouts of America, and the Cub Scouts — its program for 7- to 10-year-olds — will keep its title, as well. But the Boy Scouts — the program for 11- to 17-year-olds — will now be Scouts BSA.
The Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program is dropping “boy” from the name and will start accepting girls next year. https://t.co/2w6toL7ZOQ
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) May 2, 2018
Dropping the BOY in Boy Scouts. The name will change to Scouts BSA. Now that the first girls are signing up for cub scouts, no “boy” or “girl” labels, as older girls are welcomed into scouts next year. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/uPKA2zBEJ8
— Linda Stouffer (@LindaWSB) May 2, 2018