The parent organization will remain the Boy Scouts of America, and the Cub Scouts - its program for 7-to-10-year-olds - will keep its title as well.
Also on Wednesday, Scouts BSA announced a new campaign for the Cub Scouts, "Scout Me In", that features female Cub Scouts. Back in 2013, the group lifted a ban on openly gay members and in 2015, it dropped its prohibition against gay scout leaders. It's the Boy Scouts program that is for teens ages 11 to 17 that is changing its name, and that's because as of February 2019, girls will be allowed to join in on the fun.
"However, some residents say they don't think the name change is a good idea". It also retaliated to the Boy Scouts' name-change announcement this week with a blog post entitled, "No Contest: Girl Scouts is the BEST Leadership Organization for Girls", citing research that girls learn best in all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environments.
Scouts BSA "will stay divided along gender lines...."
"This is a curriculum for boys, and boys are different than girls", he said.
"We are excited to partner with the BSA to expand its impactful programs that are relevant to all families", said Caroline Dettman, Golin's Chief Creative and Community Officer.
Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Told Award recipients, and girls who enlist int eh U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.
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Girl Scout leaders said they were blindsided by the move, and they are gearing up an aggressive campaign to recruit and retain girls as members.
Some were not impressed with the new name.
About Girl Scouts: Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the US is the preeminent leadership experience for girls and is the lading authority on girls' healthy development. "Instead of addressing systemic issues of continuing sexual assault, financial mismanagement and deficient programming, BSA's senior management wants to add an accelerant to the house fire by recruiting girls", a spokesperson for the Girl Scouts told ABC News.
Mary Katherine Futrell (left) is exploring the impact of certain sunscreens on living coral in her Girl Scout research project.
Campfires and Thin Mints are set aside for coding, astronomy, and physics at the Girl Scouts' STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars.
This June, all Packs will have the option, at the discretion of their respective Chartered Organizations, to remain all-boy Packs, charter new all-girl Packs, or like Pack 117, become a Family Scouting Pack, to serve both boy dens and girl dens. And both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts have seen membership shrink.