The Boy Scouts of America are losing nearly half a million members all at once after changing their name to BSA Scouts and accepting girls into their ranks.
“One week after the century-old Boy Scouts of America announced it was changing its name and its mission to accept girls at all levels of scouting, its single biggest participant announced Tuesday that it was cutting ties to the Scouts.
And taking one-fifth of the Scouts membership with it.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, usually known as the Mormons, announced Tuesday that it was severing its relationship with the Scouts effective Dec. 31, 2019, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.”
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“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” said Mike Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.”