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The Girl Scouts Are in a Recruitment War with the Boy Scouts
When Biological Boys Compete With Girls - WSJ
NEW YORK AP — The Girl Scouts are in a "highly damaging" recruitment war with the Boy Scouts after the latter opened its core services to girls, leading to marketplace confusion and some girls unwittingly joining the Boy Scouts, lawyers for the century-old Girl Scouts organization claim in court papers. The competition, more conjecture than reality two years ago, has intensified as the Boy Scouts of America organization — which insists recruits pledge to be "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous and kind" — has unfairly recruited girls lately, according to claims in legal briefs filed on behalf of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court Thursday to repel an effort by the Boy Scouts to toss out before trial a trademark infringement lawsuit the Girl Scouts filed in Last month, lawyers for the Boy Scouts asked a judge to reject claims that the Boy Scouts cannot use "scouts" and "scouting" in its recruitment of girls without infringing trademarks. Girl Scouts of the United States of America claim the century-old organization is in a "highly damaging" recruitment war with Boy Scouts of America after the group opened its core services to girls, leading to marketplace confusion and some girls unwittingly joining the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts on Saturday pointed to legal arguments in which it blames the Girl Scouts for reacting to its expansion plans with "anger and alarm" and said the Girl Scouts launched a "ground war" to spoil plans by the Boy Scouts to include more girls.
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December 27, pm Updated December 27, pm. The bad blood between the organizations started when the Cub Scouts announced it would accept girls beginning in It intensified last year when the Boy Scouts also began welcoming girls into their program, causing the Girl Scouts to sue the organization over its move to rebrand as the gender-neutral Scouts BSA. But in papers filed Thursday, the Girl Scouts doubled down on the accusation that the BSA has been intentionally poaching its member pool.
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