Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over program’s name change


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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NEW YORK (AP) ‘ The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Monday 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.

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Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over program’s name change

FILE – In this June 18, 2018, file photo, patches cover the back of a Girl Scout’s vest at a demonstration of some of their activities in Seattle. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Monday, Nov. 5, against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word “boy” from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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.”

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Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over its effort to rebrand itself as ‘the Scouts’

“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.

The organization already has started admitting girls into the Cub Scouts, and Scouts BSA begins accepting girls next year.

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  • Date: 11/7/2018 5:38:02 AM
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Annie Lin’s Diary: Pink Parade, Coach Beamer and Go Fest

Jerry poses on a motorcycle with Annie and a Virginia State Police officer at the annual Touch-A-Truck event.

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‘ At 10 am. My son, Jerry Wu and I arrived there. We wore Pink from head to toe. We carried Pink tote bags, too. WOW! A crowd of Pink people there. Jerry likes to spin a wheel to win a prize. We also play a game that threw a ball into the different size &color bras. It was fun, fun, and fun.

‘ At 11:00 am, the parade started. The people followed the high school band. Jerry enjoyed walking inside of the mall. See! He passed the JCPenny, SEARS, MACY’S…We saw people taking our pictures.

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Holiday Movies 2018: All Creatures Great and Small

Here is a highly select list of noteworthy films due this season. Release dates are subject to change.

THE FRONT RUNNER Just in time for the midterm elections, Hugh Jackman plays the Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart in Jason Reitman’s film about the end of his 1988 candidacy in the wake of reports suggesting that he had an affair with Donna Rice (Sara Paxton). Vera Farmiga and J.K. Simmons co-star. The journalist and former New York Times Magazine writer Matt Bai is one of the screenwriters, adapting his own book.

NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER The performance artist Narcissister writes and directs this deconstruction of herself ‘ that is, of her art, her background and the pivotal influence of her mother.

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