Headline RoundupMay 8th, 2024

Boy Scouts of America to be Renamed Scouting America

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Tuesday, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it would be renamed "Scouting America".

Key Details: The name change, which will go into effect in February 2025, is being made to become more inclusive. The Boy Scouts, which was founded in 1910, began accepting girls in 2019.

Key Quote: “In the next 100 years we want any youth in America to feel very, very welcome to come into our programs,” said Boy Scouts of America President and CEO Roger Krone.

For Context: In February, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to allow the Boy Scouts to proceed with a $2.4 bankruptcy settlement after more than 80,000 men alleged abuse by former members.

How the Media Covered it: Many sources on the right criticized the move as "woke". Some sources on the left reported that the renaming decision was made after families requested help to consolidate programs for male and female children.

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