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The Boy Scouts of America Changing Its Name … Again

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) underwent a name change in 2018, becoming “Scouts BSA”. This change was made to reflect the organization’s commitment to inclusion and to welcome both boys and girls into its programs.

The BSA has a long and storied history, dating back to its founding in 1910. Over the years, the organization has played a significant role in the lives of millions of young people, providing them with opportunities for character development, leadership, and outdoor adventure.

BSA History:

  • 1910: BSA is founded by William D. Boyce and Ernest Thompson Seton.
  • 1911: The first Boy Scout Handbook is published.
  • 1916: The BSA becomes a chartered organization of the U.S. Congress.
  • 1920: The first National Jamboree is held in Washington, D.C.
  • 1949: The BSA introduces its Explorer program for older boys.
  • 1972: The BSA begins accepting girls into its Exploring program.
  • 2017: The BSA announces that it will begin accepting girls into all of its programs.
  • 2018: The BSA officially changes its name to “Scouts BSA”.

BSA Today:

Today, Scouts BSA is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over 2.3 million members. The organization offers a wide range of programs for boys and girls aged 5 to 21, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing.

Scouts BSA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all youth, regardless of their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. The organization believes that scouting can help young people develop the skills and values they need to be successful in life.