The Boy Scouts of America are set to drop the "Boy" from "Boy Scouts" come February 2019 and open scouting to all. Now girls can slave their teens away to become Eagle Scouts too!
I was a Scout. Every day I use things I learned from Scouting; from knots to time management I am better off for my time, and adventures, in the Scouts. Troop 2 Santa Monica was led by a folks dedicated to the scouts, didn't matter what we looked like, who we worshiped or wanted to date. That was not always the case in Scouting. There were still no girls.
The last few years appear to be bringing change pretty quickly to the National organization.
I never made Eagle.
The Boy Scouts program is becoming Scouts BSA in February 2019 to reflect the decision to include young women, the Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday.
The organization's name will remain the same; only the program for older youth will change its name.
The Cub Scouts program for younger children was the first to open up to girls. Thousands of girls have already joined under an early adopter program.
Other Boy Scouts programs for older youth — such as an outdoor adventure program called Venturing — were already open to girls. But those programs didn't offer girls the chance to attain the highest rank of Eagle Scout.