While the headlining program for kids aged 11 to 18 will undergo the name change to Scouts BSA, the parent organization will stay the Boy Scouts of America.
In February 2019, Boy Scouts of America will change to Scouts BSA.
After being known for 108 years as Boy Scouts the newly coed organization is dropping the "boys" from its name.
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.
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"As we enter a new era for our organization, it is important that all youth can see themselves in scouting in every way possible", Michael Surbaugh, the chief executive of the Boy Scouts of America, told The Times. The organization says it has almost 2.3 million youth members between five and 21, a decrease from the 2.8 million members in 2012.
"I joined Girl Scouts when I was about 8 years old as a Brownie, and it was through my experience in scouting that this passion [for science] grew".
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Bartkowski said key in incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) into traditional Girl Scout activities has been the organization's STEM advisory committee - especially committee member Texas Instruments. In its peak years, BSA had more than 4 million participants.
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So far, over 3,000 girls signed up with over 170 cub scout packs across the nation. "Girls have always come to their brothers' [Boy Scout] meetings with their families, so why not bring them on board into the organization officially, and continue that message of family scouting?" "While Girl Scouts don't accept boys, Boy Scouts are now accepting girls".
The new Scout Me In recruitment campaign and creative approach was created by award-winning Dallas agency Johnson & Sekin, who also led efforts in the naming process supporting Scouts BSA.
"You could have this new parallel equally rigorous program for girls where they earn all the same merit badges and all the same, you know accomplishments, without having to change the name of the boy's program", explains Arnold.
"With declining membership, they need the girls or it would be called Bankrupt Scouts", Gu tweeted. The organization, founded two years after Boy Scouts, now claims a membership of about 1.8 million. "'We see boys and girls as equal but not the same, ' Maryann Barry said". Two years later, it said it would allow gay scout leaders as well. Waning numbers have sent both groups scrambling to entice people to join and remain active.
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