Boy Scouts of America Announces New Name as Transgenders Join Ranks

After 114 years of operating as the Boy Scouts of America, one of the largest youth organizations in the nation is rebranding. As of Feb. 8, 2025, the Boy Scouts of America will become “Scouting America.” The name change is part of an effort to make the Scouts more “gender-inclusive.”

The Boy Scouts began accepting homosexual boys in 2013, and it began allowing homosexual troop leaders two years later. It began accepting transgender scouts in 2017 and girl scouts in 2019.

Removing “Boy” from the name accurately reflects the Boy Scouts’ growing failure to provide masculine leadership and role models for young men.

Glorious history: As families moved from farms to cities at the beginning of the 20th century, concerns arose that boys were no longer learning patriotism, self-reliance and individualism. In 1910, William Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America.

With the support of President Theodore Roosevelt, the institution grew in popularity until it merged with the Woodcraft Indians and Sons of Daniel Boone. The group’s mission statement was “to teach patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred values.”

Ignominious fall: At its peak in 1973, the Boy Scouts had an active membership of over 4 million youth. Its membership dwindled to just over 1 million once it began breaking its oath to “do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”

Today, the organization seems more concerned with teaching sexual deviancy than teaching patriotism, moral uprightness, self-reliance, individualism and various skills needed to be a productive citizen.

Learn more: Read “Boy Scouts of America Under Attack.”