Boy Scouts of America to Remove ‘Boy’ From Name Since Girls Now Joining Group

NEW YORK (New York Post) For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change.

The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect next February.

Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said many possibilities were considered during lengthy and “incredibly fun” deliberations before the new name was chosen.

“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” he said. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.”

Continue reading this story >>


Become a Christian News Network Supporter...

Dear Reader, has ChristianNews.net been of benefit and a blessing to you? For many years now, the Lord has seen fit to use this small news outlet as a strong influential resource in keeping Christians informed on current events from a Biblical worldview. Despite Facebook's recent algorithm changes, which has limited our readership, and, as a result, has affected operational revenue, we continue to strive to bring you the news without compromise and to keep Christ in focus. If you have benefited from our news coverage, would you please prayerfully consider becoming a Christian News supporter by clicking here to make a one-time or monthly donation to help keep the truth widely and freely published and distributed? May Christ continue to be exalted through this work!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  • ElevenHerbs Andspices

    Well, The Boy Scouts are still falling from grace. It was nice knowing you guys. I’m glad I joined it when I was younger before all this confusion.

  • james blue

    Wouldn’t a mixed gender scouting organisation encourage heterosexuality more than only boys or only girls?

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      /SMH ……….. sodom ……. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • james blue

        I guess Christian summer camps should be ended then if mixing boys and girls in social activities is the path to sodom.

        • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          You do realize they have a different purpose than the Boy Scouts, don’t you? The Boy Scouts were supposed to teach boys how to be men.

          • james blue

            And you think they will be teaching girls how to be men?
            Can you give me an example of a scouting activity that will teach a girl to be a man?

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            That’s precisely why they shouldn’t invite girls to join. That sure went over your head.

          • james blue

            Then make the case. Please give me an example of a scouting activity that will teach a girl to become a man.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Why would I make the case that a scouting activity will teach a girl to become a man when that’s not my contention? Come on, james, your fake obtuse act is worn and tired. Go get a hobby or something.

          • james blue

            You said “The Boy Scouts were supposed to teach boys how to be men.”

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            And you somehow mistranslated that to mean that Boy Scouts will treat girls to be men. Reading comprehension, james, reading comprehension.

          • james blue

            So what exactly is your objection? Why shouldn’t the scouts have members form both genders? Why is them having both gender members a bad thing that apparently will lead to the moral decay of society?

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          you are the path to Sodom …….. and REALLY a false paradigm you have set up …….. /SMH ……

          • james blue

            You having a fit skippy?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you argue against sanity ………..

          • Mark Cash

            It’s the Scouts, for heaven’s sake. Not everything in this world is “sexual”.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            AND YET they have chosen to adopt a LIE …. that a persons sex does not matter ….. when it CLEARLY is part of who and what we are ……….

          • Mark Cash

            Sex doesn’t enter into the picture at all. What do you think the scouts DO? They tie knots and help ladies across the street. Why does it matter if you’re a boy or girl to do that?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            really not the point ….. the only way for men to grow to be REAL men is with the model of other men to model upon ……

          • Mark Cash

            They can still do that with girls around.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            NOPE …… sorry …. FAIL ….. they have bought into a lie ………. why would anyone bother ……. they offer nothing that cannot be found anywhere else ……….

          • Mark Cash

            Bought into WHAT lie? Why is it a lie to combine boys and girls in the scouts?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nothing to offer of any purpose ……. the lie is that sex does not matter ……….

          • Mark Cash

            It’s the SCOUTS, it has nothing to do with SEX.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            it has everything to do with it …. but not any more …. they believe a lie ……….. the truth they once stood for has been disgarded ………..

          • Mark Cash

            There is no lie. What would even BE the lie? They are scouts.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            it has been stated TWICE ….. learn to PARSE ……….

          • Mark Cash

            Learn to tell me what on earth you’re talking about! Scouts are scouts, no one’s lying about it or getting them to lie.

    • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      What do you think they do at Scout events? Engage in some sort of sexual activity, you pervert?

      • james blue

        No that’s how you think because your mind is in the gutter. Being heterosexual isn’t a physical act.
        People such as yourself are always saying people become gay because of social influences. Well doesn’t separating the genders influence?

        People such as yourself are the ones saying mixing boys and girls in the scouts is the road to Sodom. People such as yourself are the ones objecting to mixing the genders in scouting for moral reasons so it’s people such as yourself who are saying it’s about sexual activity, not me.

        • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Nice false accusation there, james. Not surprised though, it’s what you do here. I never said that mixing boys and girls in Scouts is the road to Sodom. You made a statement about mixed gender scouting being used to encourage heterosexuality. You didn’t back it up because you can’t back it up. Heterosexuality is natural. It doesn’t need to be encouraged. But hey, thanks for reminding me why I typically ignore you.

          • james blue

            I made my case after you accused me of being a pervert. I made no case about sexual activity in my comment YOU did in yours. So whose mind had sexual activity in it?

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You made no case. You merely obfuscated. If you’re looking for someone to play games with, you picked the wrong person. As usual, I don’t have time for you today.

          • Susan Perelka

            James, you really need to read what Gods Word has to say about contentious people and how God feels about it.

          • james blue

            if you are directing that at me you replied to the wrong person.

            I’m fine with my relationship with God and would stack up my life of living morally against anyone’s.

            I have yet to see anyone make a case as to why the scouts including girls as members is immoral and why Christians should avoid them.

            What scouting activity is morally unfit for girls?

          • Canis Vulpes

            Your comments James are a tonic to the anger I read here coming from the others, for which I thank you.

    • JohninRedding

      Why do you think that? Scouting was about teaching good morals which would include heterosexual marriages. If anything an all boys environment allowed the organization to focus on being the best young man you can be which includes being a good, well grounded person.

      • james blue

        So to teach about heterosexual marriage and good morals boys need to be separated from girls? You think girls being in the vicinity is detrimental to teaching boys to respect the female of the species?

  • Off Shore

    Join and support Trail Live USA it’s still faith based.

    • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

      Sounds like a very good group. Much better for boys.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      and Royal Rangers ………

      • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

        Just looked it up. Another good one that is better for boys.There are good groups for boys. Parents need to look for them.

  • Political Correctness Scouts

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      Bigoted Boy Scouts Welcome Girls But Still Exclude All 49,247 Other Genders

  • Susan Perelka

    This is what happens when compromise infiltrates, corruption. A little leaven, leavens the whole lump. It once was a God honoring organization, but now it has become “spotted” by the world. It now promotes the worlds ways, instead of Gods ways. Nothing new under the sun. Israel did this over and over again in it’s history, go and read how God answered them when they did. The good news is, if we repent, God is merciful and forgives ,just like He did for the nation of Israel at times. Thank God we still have choices in this nation and don’t HAVE to send our children there, like Nazi Germany made parents send their children to camps of the governments choice, I won’t speak about the things that went on there.

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Interesting that the Boy Scouts have to include girls, thus essentially no longer being Boy Scouts, yet the Girl Scouts do not have to include boys, thus essentially retaining the group Girl Scouts. This is an attack against males and masculinity.

  • Canis Vulpes

    I come to this site to read Christian News, not angry political stories.

    • calduncan

      Go somewhere else.

      • Canis Vulpes

        No.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      see ya ……..

  • JohninRedding

    This is so sad. Girls have their own scouting organization. Boys should have the same. And they should have never opened the door to opening gay boys or leaders. That is not what scouting is all about and they are turning their back on their pledge to God. Don’t want my grandchildren involved in this organization. Glad my three boys went through it before this came along.

    • LynnRH

      I agree with you totally!

  • calduncan

    The progressive dogma: “If we changed it, we made it better.”

  • The General

    Sickening.

  • Susan Perelka

    Abba Father, Our nation has forgotten You and we have been reaping what has been sown. Father, forgive us. Please show us how to be salt and light in this nation. Help us to know what to say to the lost. By Your Holy Spirit, bring to our remembrance Your truth, in order to give them an answer for the hope that is in us. Use us as instruments to declare Your truth with boldness and confidence. Enlighten our hearts and teach us Your ways. Open the eyes of the blind, who are trapped in darkness, let the prisoners go free. Give us leaders who will do what is just and right in Your eyes. Open doors for us that no man can close. Watch over our children and keep them from the evil one. In Jesus name, our Lord and our Savior. AMEN

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Mormons move to end relationship with Boy Scouts of America is about more than Mormons and Boy Scouts