Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut, issues the following statement concerning the latest news about Boy Scouts of America changing its name to “Scouts BSA”: Girl Scouts is, and will continue to be, the best leadership development organization designed to help girls learn to be leaders in today’s world. We are disappointed with Boy Scouts’ decision, not because they are a new competitor, but because this competitor cannot meet the needs of today’s girls. Camping, adventure seeking, entrepreneurship, and exploring the outdoors are all cornerstone experiences girls have at Girl Scouts. But we also offer so much more, because our research-backed, time-tested programming is always evolving and designed to meet the unique needs and specific interests of girls, including the way they learn best. At Girl Scouts, we know girls are the future, and we’re here to serve them and their needs, which includes keeping them physically, emotionally, and cognitively safe as they embark on their unique leadership journeys—journeys that only Girl Scouts can support.