Published: Fri, May 04, 2018
Money | By Michele Stevens

Boy Scouts drop the 'boy' as they welcome girls to Scouts BSA

Boy Scouts drop the 'boy' as they welcome girls to Scouts BSA

"Boys and girls will get to experience, learn and enjoy this great youth program called scouting", Bohn said. The Boy Scouts, which accepts children 11 to 17 years old, will be renamed Scouts BSA, reports The New York Times.

Greg, a Birmingham, Ala. father who declined to give his last name, told Moneyish that his 9-year-old daughter (also a Girl Scout) is excited to join Scouts BSA; folks are just afraid of change.

The Boy Scouts of America has more than 2.4 million youth participants and almost 1 million adult volunteers, according to its website.

" ... It's too early to determine what impact the aggressive BSA effort to recruit girls will have on the Girl Scouts, an organization best known for its lucrative annual cookie sales".

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In 2017, the Boy Scouts of America announced after 107 years that the organization would finally allow girls to join in 2018. He joined Capital Tonight to discuss what it means for the organization and responds to the Girl Scouts less than enthusiastic reply. In many packs, sisters of Blue Mountain Council's Cub Scouts have been present and participating in Pack meetings and other family events for years.

Campfires and Thin Mints are set aside for coding, astronomy, and physics at the Girl Scouts' STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars. The organization has also been facing low membership numbers and bad press, two other factors that may have affected the decision to change the name.

The Guardian's Ben Jacobs noted on Twitter that Michael Williams, a Republican candidate for governor of Georgia, said that if the Boy Scouts of today - and the supporters of its new changes - parented the soldiers who fought in WWII, the war would have been won by the Axis Powers.

The Boy Scouts of America are making some changes.

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The Post says, "The program for the older boys and girls will largely be divided along gender lines, with single-sex units pursuing the same types of activities, earning the same array of merit badges and potentially having the same pathway to the coveted Eagle Scout award".

"She's the CEO of Girl Scouts of Citrus, which runs the Girl Scouts programs for six Central Florida counties". Several months before that, the group announced it would accept and register transgender youths into its organization.

"When I saw the announcement in October I showed Ana and asked her, 'What's your take on it?'" Matabuena de Garcia said.

"We've always had the word "girls" in Girl Scouts, because it's indicative of where our focus is", she said. And both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts have seen membership shrink.

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