Boy Scouts of America is Changing its Name to Scouting America

The new name reflects the continuing efforts to welcome everyone to experience the benefits of Scouting

(May 7, 2024) – The Boy Scouts of America national council today announced that it will be changing its name to Scouting America. This change reflects the organization’s ongoing commitment to welcoming every youth in America to experience the benefits of Scouting. The name change will go into effect on February 8, 2025, the organization’s 115th birthday.

This announcement also comes as the organization celebrates the fifth anniversary of welcoming girls into Cub Scouting and Scouts BSA programs. Boy Scouts of America currently serves 176,234 girls and young women across all programs, including more than 6,000 who have earned Eagle Scout status.

Northern Star Scouting rebranded five years ago with the addition of girls to all its Scouting programs, creating an inclusive environment that welcomes all. Scouting is local, including the brands of our packs, troops, crews, and posts in all communities.

Scouting America builds on the organization’s 114 years of helping America’s youth. Its ongoing goal is to provide young people with a safe environment where they can learn meaningful life skills and have fun, educational experiences, fostering their growth and future outcomes as leaders, and be prepared for life. At the same time, values instilled by the Scout Oath and Law help prepare young people for lives of purpose and impact.

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