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Boy Scouts of America Drop 'Boy' From Title, Girls Welcomed to Join

The Boy Scouts of America have announced that the organization will be changing its name to Scouts BSA to reflect their decision to include young women in the previously male-only program.

Their new 'Scout Me In' marketing campaign will aim to promote inclusiveness. The Scouts BSA name change will go into full effect in February of 2019. 

Last fall, BSA announced that it would begin allowing girls to join. The 'Cub Scout' division became an early adopter of a gender-neutral program, allowing girls to sign up in the 7-10-year-old category. The older scout program, currently known as the 'Boy Scout' division, for members 10+ years-old, will now follow suit. 

This means that for the first time in history, females will be able to achieve Eagle Scout status, the highest BSA rank. 

For information on how to join, visit scouting.org.

Check out their official announcement on Instagram below:

 

Image Source: Getty Images 

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