There are efforts in various areas to change terms and nomenclature which could reasonably be interpreted as offensive, especially when there is a ready and reasonable substitute.
I propose that the BSA consider officially changing the terms “Scoutmaster” and “Cubmaster” to something more accommodating, like “Scoutmentor” and “Cubmentor”.
These new terms/titles do not suffer a loss of meaning compared to current titles. Indeed, in a properly run BSA Scouts Troop, the “Scoutmaster” should indeed be functioning more as a “mentor” than a “master”, so the new term coveys the role more effectively.
Acronyms like “SM” and “ASM” are preserved.
I know there is tons of history and tradition behind the current titles, but it’s time to be more considerate, inclusive, and respectful.
(Signed, a “Scoutmaster” in title, and a “Scoutmentor” at heart)