Perhaps the Boy Scouts should give their lawyers a merit badge. I’m Amy E. Feldman.

In 2019, the Boy Scouts of America made a decision to admit girls, and changed its name to Scouts BSA. The Girl Scouts were not happy and became legal eagle scouts, filing a lawsuit to prevent the name change, arguing that if the Boy Scouts changed their name while trying to recruit girls, it would confuse girls, who wouldn’t know which organization they were joining. 

The judge in the Girl Scout lawsuit did not think the girls would be confused and recently tossed the case out of court, finding the Boy Scouts adopted the scout term to describe accurately the co-ed nature of programming, not to confuse or to exploit Girl Scouts’ reputation. The judge said that the Boy Scouts’ decision to become co-ed, even if it affects Girl Scouts’ operations, does not demonstrate bad faith and the lawsuit was not, as scouts would say, meritorious.

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