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Culture Wars: Girl Scouts to Sue Boy Scouts Over Its New ‘Gender Inclusive’ Initiative

According to Reuters, The Girl Scouts of America organization has now filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, after the Boy Scouts decided to drop “Boy” and start admitting girls under its new ‘gender inclusive’ policy.

The lawsuit was filed in a Manhattan Federal Court and is an attempt by the Girl Scouts, founded in 1912, to head-off the Boy Scouts, founded two years earlier, from destroying its founding concept and brand.

With their marketing tagline ‘Scout Me In’, the Boy Scouts said in October 2017 they would admit girls starting in 2019 under a new re-branded name, “Scouts BSA.” The Girls Scouts are accusing the Boy Scouts of trying to create a monopoly over the term ‘scout’ and scouting-related youth activities.

Indeed, the culture wars are now heating up in America, and women begin to realize that the PC agenda has its drawbacks.

RT International adds…

The Girl Scouts have no problem with the Boys opening their doors to a wider range of people, but they don’t want them poaching in their territory, according to the suit, which alleges trademark infringement, unfair competition, and dilution. The ‘scouts’ branding is at issue – where it concerns boys, the Boy Scouts can do what they like with it, but where it concerns girls, Boys Keep Out!

In addition to confusing parents and kids alike, the rebranding is demoralizing and threatens to “marginalize” the Girl Scouts’ “movement by causing the public to believe that GSUSA’s extraordinarily successful services are not true or official ‘scouting’ programs.”

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Since the Boy Scouts announced their new gender-inclusive policy, parents have gotten mixed messages from the media and scout troops alike. Some are being told the Boy and Girl Scouts have merged, while others mistakenly signed their daughters up to girls’ programs within Boy Scout troops in several states. The Boy Scouts aren’t helping matters by making use of the Girl Scouts’ trademarks, including quotes from their founder, the suit alleges.

Even before the rebranding, Girl Scouts President Kathy Hopinkah had long suspected the Boy Scouts might try a move like this, according to a letter she sent in August 2017, in which she accused the Boy Scouts of “surreptitiously testing the appeal of a girls’ offering to millennial parents” in order to shore up their declining numbers, which had dropped to 2.3 million in 2016 from a 1972 peak of 6.5 million members. She also accused the group of bullying and making “disparaging and untrue remarks about Girl Scout programming.”





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