After females started infiltrating the Boy Scouts, to culturally sabotage the differences between males and females, the organization has been rebranded. Yup, you can now call the Boy Scouts the “Scouts BSA”.
The name change was announced on Wednesday and according to Boy Scouts of America it will be enforced starting February.
“Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said many possibilities were considered during lengthy and ‘incredibly fun’ deliberations before the new name was chosen. Surbaugh predicted that both boys and girls in Scouts BSA would refer to themselves simply as scouts, rather than adding ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ as a modifier,” reports The New York Post.
“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” he said. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.”
“Parent organization Boy Scouts of America, though, will keep their name; same as the Cub Scouts,” reports the Daily Wire. “The Cub Scouts have already been accepting girls in their traditionally boys-only units, seeing around 3,000 girls sign up thus far. The “Scouts BSA” will accept girls by next year.”
Surbaugh said the Scouts BSA will now start adding separate units.“If the best fit for your girl is the Girl Scouts, that’s fantastic,” he said. “If it’s not them, it might be us.”
The Girl Scouts organization is kind of ticked off about this change though, seeing increasing large drops in membership. “Girl Scout leaders said they were blindsided by the move, and they are gearing up an aggressive campaign to recruit and retain girls as members,” notes the Post.
“Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development organization for girls,” said Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts. “We are, and will remain, the first choice for girls and parents who want to provide their girls opportunities to build new skills … and grow into happy, successful, civically engaged adults.”
Fiona Cummings, a regional leader for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, blasted the decision. “How do you manage these strategic tensions?” asked Cummings. “We both need to increase our membership numbers.”