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Uproar as Boy Scouts announces name change to reflect inclusion of females

With the introduction of girls into its once male-only ranks, the Boy Scouts of America is ushering in a new era — and a new name.

As the Associated Press reports, the organization announced Wednesday that beginning in February 2019, its Boy Scouts program will be known as Scouts BSA to reflect its new membership. The flagship Boy Scouts of America organization and Cub Scouts program will keep their current names.