Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over name change to attract girls

Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over name change to attract girls

Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over name change to attract girls

The dispute, filed November 6 in federal court in NY, centers on the use of the word "scout" without a gender modifier.

In a statement, the Boy Scouts said it was reviewing the lawsuit "carefully".

In the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the Girls Scouts claim the program "does not have a right under either federal or NY law to use terms like scouts or scouting by themselves in connection with services offered to girls, or to rebrand itself as 'the Scouts'".

The Girl Scouts are firing off a message to the Boy Scouts, and it's. back off, we're working this corner! The organization argued that only it has "the right to use the Girl Scouts and Scouts trademark with leadership development services for girls".

The suit follows the May announcement that the Boy Scouts will begin admitting girls to a new program, called "Scouts BSA", in February.

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Both boys and girls "will earn merit badges, go camping and work toward the Eagle Scout Award", but the plan doesn't include co-ed troops, the Boy Scouts said at the time. It also has 170,000 girls in three other programs it's run since 1971, including Sea Scouts.

"We did what any brand, company, corporation, or organization would do to protect its intellectual property, the value of its brand in the marketplace, and to defend its good name", the Girl Scouts said in a statement.

Cub scouts are organized into small dens and larger packs. According to the suit, the Boys are confusing parents of little girls. because people who want to sign up for Girl Scouts are mistakenly signing up for girls' programs under the Boy Scouts umbrella.

Based in Irving, Texas, the Boy Scouts recently had about 2.28 million members, less than half its 1970s peak, while the Girl Scouts, based in Manhattan, said it has about 2 million. Almost 200,000 Mormon-affiliated scouts have already left the Boy Scouts, and another 250,000 will move to a new program run by the church by 2020.

The Girl Scouts is among a number of major youth organizations in the nation seeing declines in membership in recent years due to competition from sports leagues and busy family schedules.

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