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Average Ameriacn
Member
Wed Nov 07 10:23:29
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46119393

Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over planned name change

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping "boy" from the scout group's name.

The Boy Scouts of America announced in May they would rename the Boy Scouts programme Scouts BSA as they prepare to allow girls as members.

But the Girl Scouts say the change could erode their brand, calling the move "uniquely damaging" to them.

Their lawsuit seeks damages and an injunction against trademark breaches.

"Only GSUSA has the right to use the Girl Scouts and Scouts trademarks with leadership development services for girls," papers filed in a Manhattan federal court said.

The switch could "marginalise" the Girl Scouts, the complaint reads. It reportedly says the switch has already caused confusion, with some believing their organisation had merged with the Boy Scouts.

In response, the Boy Scouts of America issued a statement saying it was reviewing the suit, and that it believed "there is an opportunity for both organizations to serve girls and boys in our communities".


The Cub Scouts, for ages seven to 10, opened its local clubs to all children in 2018. Boy Scouts, for ages 11 to 17, will follow its footsteps next year when the programme name change becomes official.

But the Girl Scouts protested the decision at the time, with the group's president Kathy Hopinkah Hannan accusing them of a "covert campaign" to recruit girls to tackle a "well-documented" declining membership.

The Boy Scouts reportedly have close to 2.3m members in the US, down about a third since 2000, compared with around 2 million members for the Girl Scouts.

Paramount
Member
Wed Nov 07 11:36:21
Not sure if mixing boy and girls is a good idea. The risk for the girls to be sexually assaulted and raped will increase.
Cthulhu
Tentacle Rapist
Wed Nov 07 11:59:26
And if they don't allow girls in, then they are sexist and shouldn't exist. Girl scouts shouldn't have to let boys in though, because girls have special rights.

I think I got that right anyways.
Paramount
Member
Wed Nov 07 12:07:34
Since the boy scouts has been losing a lot of members since 2000 they could instead close the Boy Scouts and let boys join the Girl Scouts if they can prove that they can live up to the terms and abide by the girl’s terms and rules.
McKobb
Member
Wed Nov 07 14:12:33
In or out?
obaminated
Member
Wed Nov 07 15:38:20
yet another institution the left has destroyed.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Wed Nov 07 15:42:31

If it ever gets to the point where the
Boy Scouts sponsor entities to raise funds the women want their cut.

Meanwhile, their name remains protected.


kargen
Member
Wed Nov 07 18:40:58
The stupid thing is the Boy Scouts have been allowing girls to join for quite a while now. They just recently (sorta) decided to make it official.
Boy Scouts started before Girl Scouts started so if either organization had the right to "scouts" I'm guessing it will be the Boy Scouts.

To win the Girl Scouts are going to have to show without doubt that Scouts BSA could be confused with Girl Scouts of the United States of America or GSUSA.

They already tried to stop the boy scouts from taking girls claiming it somehow hurt the girl scouts but lost that one. This one seems petty. They should be figuring out why girls would rather join the boy scouts.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Wed Nov 07 20:49:31

Just exactly how much fundamental scouting techniques are taught to Girl Scouts anyway?


Just curious.

zavyx
Member
Wed Nov 07 21:22:25
I was speaking with a dutch boyscout leader, he said he was surprised that Americans keep their boy scouts separate from their girl scouts because they're afraid they might start having sex, the dutch keep the boy and girl scouts together, because they would be afraid if their kids weren't having sex.
murder
Member
Thu Nov 08 19:47:46

I didn't know the Girl Scouts did anything besides selling cookies.

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Thu Nov 08 19:57:46

I always assumed they learned home economics.

kargen
Member
Thu Nov 08 20:17:12
I went a looked at their curriculum for some of the outdoors activity badges. For a series of three badges they go on one nighttime hike (can be in a park or zoo) then they have six meetings where they talk about different shit like can they name nocturnal animals that live near them.

Looks like instead of going camping they find a book about camping and discuss it.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Thu Nov 08 20:33:08

LOL.

Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Fri Nov 09 00:42:37
This is gold :) the boys want to be inclusive and allow more diversity, the bitches be like, no way you are eroding our brand value. Then if you don’t let the girls play with you, bitches be like waaa sexism, glass ceiling and such and so on.

This is the behavior you expect from narcissistic spoiled children living in a special interest society.
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