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Boy Scouts Changing Name To 'Scouts BSA,' As Girls Welcomed Into Program

The organization will still be Boy Scouts of America, but beginning in 2019, the program for older youth will change its name. Girls have already been allowed to sign up as Cub Scouts.

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 Boy Scouts of America, or BSA, that it would begin allowing girls to become Scouts — much to the frustration of the Girl Scouts, which has for single-gender scouting.

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