The Boy Scouts of America will be changing their name after 108 years of continued success amid heated pressure from the mainstream media to be more welcoming and appealing to the opposite sex. The name will be changed to Scouts BSA, after the decision to admit girls last fall.
The Boy Scouts of America is known worldwide as a great program to encourage character building, develop leadership qualities, and teach basic survival skills. The program was originally aiming for only boys, but last fall, they opened the doors for transgender boys. The National Excecutive Board of the Boy Scouts of America also allowed girls to join last year, provided they change the name to “Scouts BSA,” instead of “Boy Scouts of America”.
The new name was meant to be a welcoming sign to girls who will start joining the program early 2018. Girls were already permitted to be in scouts since 1976, but could not rank up to an Eagle Scout, the highest position of scouting.
Chief Scout Executive Mike 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.
The idea of ,”Boy Scouts,” was supposed to be a program where youth boys could go and learn life lessons, while having fun with their peers. The program has received so much political criticism that they even amended the scouts code. Instead of saying, “Scouts should honor God and be honorable of other religions,” the BSA changed it to “Scouts should honor every religion and belief system.”
This is the reason Fox News political commentator Mark Steyn said the social world today is driving, “a stake through the BSA program.”
The media attacked the scouts for not accepting transgender boys. When the BSA Executive Board obliged, they pushed further, saying girls should be allowed to join boys in activities specifically created to help youth boys. When the mainstream media even achieved that monumental change, they went to the point of being offended at the name.
What more can we give them, you ask?