Boy Scouts of America Changes Name to Be More ‘Inclusive’ – EVOL

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is set to change its name for the first time in its 114-year history.

The name change is part of an effort for the organization to become more “inclusive.”

BSA revealed that rebranding will go into effect on February 8, 2025, the organization’s 115th anniversary.

From then onward, the organization will become known as Scouting America.

Officials say the name change aims to make “everyone feel welcome.”

The move is also being seen as an attempt to move on from bankruptcy following a flood of sexual abuse claims.

Last year, BSA agreed to pay $2.46 billion to settle claims by some 82,000 former Boy Scouts.

The accusers said they had been sexually abused by BSA officials and volunteers when they were children.

The bankruptcy reorganization plan took effect last year, allowing the organization to keep operating.

“Though our name will be new, our mission remains unchanged: we are committed to teaching young people to be prepared for life,” said BSA president and CEO Roger A. Krone.

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

The organization, which is steeped in tradition, has made seismic



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