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The umbrella organization will keep its name of Boy Scouts of America, or BSA. He believes the name change takes away from the organization's original mission.

Accompanying the campaign is a name change.

Greg, a Birmingham, Ala. father who declined to give his last name, told Moneyish that his 9-year-old daughter (also a Girl Scout) is excited to join Scouts BSA; folks are just afraid of change.

Georgia state Sen. Michael Williams, a Republican candidate for governor, said Thursday that the Boy Scouts of America have given into "left-wing social engineers" in dropping the "Boy" from its youth program. We are not going anywhere. "We're trying to find the right way to say we're here for both young men and young women". Back in 2013, the group lifted a ban on openly gay members and in 2015, it dropped its prohibition against gay scout leaders.

Several Girl Scout troop leaders have been trained by NASA to use the Girl Scouts' large telescopes, said Audrey Kwik, director of the STEM center. And they're not only changing their names... they're also changing their traditions.

If people are concerned about the moral formation of boys and "making boys into men", Walsh said, "then you need to separate them from girls".

Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh unveiled the group's "Scout Me In" marketing campaign aimed at promoting inclusiveness.

"It is important that all youth can see themselves in scouting in every way possible", he said.

This is one reason BSA chose to expand their membership to girls to help families consolidate extracurricular programs. The century-old association said that it would begin inviting more established young ladies, opening an entryway for them to acquire the association's most noteworthy rank of Eagle Scout. Dell added that Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops are good places for non-binary and gender non-conforming youth as long as the environment is respectful and accepting.

Some were not impressed with the new name. If the girls are looking for a more challenging program, they can reform the one they have.

Huckabee also shared a video of an earlier appearance on Fox News in which he derided the name change.

Alexandra isn't the only Girl Scout hungry for more. "To me this is just an act of desperation by an organization which has historically been extraordinarily discriminatory and is now facing the consequences". The ex-Boy Scouts I'm figuring are tossing their cookies at this very idea. While troops adjust activities based on members' interests, one of GSUSA's aims is to push girls to develop skills in areas where women are typically underrepresented.

Futrell is working on a Girl Scout-sanctioned research project exploring the impact of certain sunscreens on living coral.

"Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development organization for girls", said Sylvia Acevedo, the Girl Scouts' CEO.

The tension between the organizations has been growing.

The Boy Scouts will start accepting females in 2019.

"The Boy Scouts' house is on fire".

Alexandra wanted to join the Boy Scouts because, "it's fun, and you can do more stuff", she told Moneyish. So, while many other commentators are asking why they have made a decision to become more gender inclusive, we ask what took them so long.

The Girl Scouts and the BSA are among several major youth organizations in the US experiencing sharp drops in membership in recent years.