Boy Scouts of America changes name for inclusivity purposes

by ian

Boy Scouts of America is changing its name.

As part of their latest “inclusive” effort, the organization will change its name to “Scouting America.” The organization’s president and chief executive officer, Roger A. Krone, said in a statement, “Though our name will be new, our mission remains unchanged: we are committed to teaching young people to be Prepared. For Life.”

He added, “This will be a simple but very important evolution as we seek to ensure that everyone feels welcome in Scouting.”

This comes as 80,000 men had filed lawsuits against Boy Scouts of America alleging abuse when they were minors. The organization is also trying to correct its history with one LGBT member who was fired from the program in 1990.

Currently, more than 1 million young people are a part of the nationwide program, including more than 176,000 girls. The new name will go into effect next year.