BSA Rebrands as “Scouting America”: Inclusion and the Dawn of a New Era


Scouting America: A Landmark Transformation for Youth Empowerment

After 114 remarkable years, the Boy Scouts of America has embarked on a groundbreaking journey, embracing a new identity: Scouting America. This pivotal shift heralds an era of unparalleled inclusion and accessibility, reflecting the organization’s unwavering commitment to empowering all young people in America.

A Bold New Chapter of Inclusion

Let’s Get Ready To Scout!

Seeking to welcome every child with open arms, Scouting America proudly eliminates its previous membership limitations. Now, it extends its programs to all youth, regardless of gender, allowing girls and young women to join alongside their male peers.

Breaking Barriers, Building Confidence

Trailblazing the Path

This momentous change aligns with Scouting America’s recent groundbreaking decisions. Following a period of thoughtful reflection, the organization has opened its doors to gay youth and adult leaders. By eliminating these barriers, Scouting America recognizes the unique contributions and potential of all individuals.

Empowered Girls, Inspired Leaders

Trailblazers with Wings

Girls have eagerly embraced the opportunities offered by Scouting America. The inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts, representing the pinnacle of achievement, has already witnessed nearly 1,000 young women earn this prestigious distinction. These trailblazing girls, like Selby Chipman from North Carolina, are blazing a path for countless others to follow their dreams.

Unwavering Dedication to Youth Development

Building Character, Nurturing Leaders

Scouting America is more than just knots and camping; it’s about shaping future leaders with resilience, problem-solving skills, and a commitment to serving their communities. Through their adventures in the wilderness and beyond, young people cultivate confidence, independence, and a lifelong dedication to service.

The Future of Scouting: Bright and Inclusive

Change is the Only Constant

With the official transition to Scouting America set for February 8, 2025, the organization anticipates a seamless shift in its operations. The new name, Scouting America, will become the standard nationwide.

A Message of Acceptance and Belonging

Where Everyone is Welcome

Scouting America sends a powerful message to all young people: this program is for you. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what you aspire to be, you are welcome here.

Embracing the Future with Optimism

A Greener, More Equitable Tomorrow

Angelique Minett, the first woman chairperson of Scouts BSA, is filled with enthusiasm as she looks to the future. The organization’s youth council, representing a diverse cross-section of America, continues to play a pivotal role in shaping Scouting America’s journey. Their unwavering commitment to sustainability and equality ensures that the organization remains relevant and accessible to all.

Scouting America proudly embraces its new identity, a testament to its unwavering commitment to empowering all young people in America. This transformative shift sets the stage for a more inclusive, equitable, and inspiring future, where every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential and make a meaningful impact on the world around them.

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