Irving, TX - The Boy Scouts of America is making a name change today!
They will officially drop the 'boy' from its name, welcoming girls into the organization.
The parent organization will remain the Boy Scouts of America, and the Cub Scouts which is their program for 7- to 10-year-olds will keep its title.
But the Boy Scouts program targeting 11- to 17-year-olds is now to be known as Scouts BSA.
The organization started admitting girls into the Cub Scouts last year. More than 70,000 girls joined the Cub Scouts in 2018.
The program for the older boys and girls will largely be divided along gender-lines, with single-sex units pursuing the same types of activities, earning the same array of merit badges and potentially having the same pathway to the coveted Eagle Scout award.