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The Boy Scouts Are Getting A New Name

Since Boy Scouts of America is expanding the Boy Scout program to welcome girls, it wanted the name to be more inclusive.
Posted at 11:15 AM, May 02, 2018

The Boy Scouts of America is changing things up after more than a century.

On Wednesday, the organization announced its program for 11- to 17-year-olds will soon be called Scouts BSA.

The program wanted a more inclusive moniker because it's expanding to welcome girls in 2019.

Boy Scouts of America is also allowing girls to join its younger-skewing Cub Scouts program, but since that name is already pretty gender-neutral, it's not changing.

The Scouts BSA name change will take effect in February.