'Politically Correct Bedwetters': Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Rips Boy Scouts for Name Change

Less than a year after the Boy Scouts of America made a decision to invite girls to join, the organization announced that it will refer to its older youth program as "Scouts BSA" starting in February 2019.

Charles Mead is the director of marketing and public relations for the Capitol Area Boy Scouts.

The organization's move to a gender-neutral name came on the heels of its decision to accept girls into its ranks next year.

"We had a lot of families that saw the great benefits to their sons, to their boys in the family and their sisters wanted to be a part of it", said Barry McDonald, Scout Executive for Grand Colombia Council Boy Scouts, "and for quite a few years there have been folks who have said, 'why can't our daughters be involved?"

Understandably, the Girl Scouts of America is not happy about this change.

Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America said the rebranding was part of the single-name approach used for Cub Scouts after its historic move a year ago to admit girls to its programme and let them earn the top rank of Eagle Scout.

Michael Williams, a GOP candidate for governor and former co-chairman of the state's Donald Trump for President campaign, blasted the "politically correct bed-wetters" who ruined the Boy Scouts of America with their gender inclusivity.

The Boy Scouts of America has more than 2.4 million youth participants and almost 1 million adult volunteers, according to its website.

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Written by Eric Levenson and Amanda Watts for CNN.

While the Boy Scouts organization has been around for a long time, so has the Girl Scouts organization.

Scouts BSA "will stay divided along gender lines...."

"For many decades, the Boy Scouts helped turn boys into men", he began his statement, which was circulated on Twitter.

The program was for boys ages 11-17, and will now be open to girls in that same age range. Girls and boys can work toward the prestigious title of Eagle Scout. "In its peak years, BSA had more than 4 million participants", reports John Bacon for USA Today.

The Girl Scouts, on the other hand, feels this creates confusion.

While many are hailing the new name as a mark of progress, several conservative critics have taken to social media to bemoan what they consider to be bowing to political correctness. "That's why we love "Scout Me In" - because it speaks to girls and boys and tells them, 'This is for you".

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