After Controversial Decision to Allow Girls to Join, Boy Scouts Changes Its Name After 108 Years

In February 2019, the Boy Scouts will roll out a major change in their organization by changing their name to Scouts BSA. The change comes on the heels of their fall 2017 announcement where they decided to allow girls to join despite objections from the Girl Scouts.

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Michael Surbaugh, the chief executive of the Boy Scouts, said:

“We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children.”

Lisa Margosian, the chief customer officer for the Girl Scouts, wasn’t too happy and stated:

We’re disappointed in the way the BSA handled this. We’ve enjoyed a strong relationship and partnership with them over the years and we’re disappointed that the BSA didn’t discuss this with us to say “we’re having trouble with our membership.”

Prominent figures on social media had plenty to say about on the matter:

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