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Whats next? no girl scout cookies because it suggests girls should be in the kitchen baking?

 

 

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Tuesday against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word "boy" from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls.

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

"Such misconduct will not only cause confusion among the public, damage the goodwill of GSUSA's Girl Scouts trademarks, and erode its core brand identity, but it will also marginalize the Girl Scouts Movement by causing the public to believe that GSUSA's extraordinarily successful services are not true or official 'Scouting' programs, but niche services with limited utility and appeal," the complaint said.

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. The organization argued that only it has "the right to use the Girl Scouts and Scouts trademark with leadership development services for girls."

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

"We applaud every organization that builds character and leadership in children, including the Girl Scouts of the USA, and believe that there is an opportunity for both organizations to serve girls and boys in our communities," the statement said.

In May, the Boy Scouts — the program for 11- to 17-year-olds — announced it would change its name to Scouts BSA in February. The parent organization will remain the Boy Scouts of America, and the Cub Scouts — its program serving children from kindergarten through fifth grade — will keep its title, as well.

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The Girl Scouts would never abandon the absolute cash cow that those effing cookies rake in

 

This whole gender neutral thing is imploding as it should. Sad the kids are taking the brunt when the adults should have been addressing it properly from the beginning.

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1 hour ago, bridgerat said:

First they drop the “molesting” from their name and now this?!

I'm sorry Petomo touched you there as your Scout leader

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2 hours ago, Billybob said:

Oh, I can just picture the types of hens that came up with this.

You know what they all need? 

 

yes, and ambition is there to give it to them.

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6 mins ago, MitchellNJ said:

I'm sorry Petomo touched you there as your Scout leader

Even as a young lad,  I knew enough to stay away from the Molesting Boy Scouts of America.

Maybe they should change their name altogether....The We Don’t Do That Anymore Scouts?

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