🗣️ A scout’s honor lawsuit
Anybody know if there’s a courtroom badge for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts? Because a surprising amount of litigation is starting to pop up between the two institutions.
This actually started as a result of other lawsuits: The Boy Scouts have faced many lawsuits over sexual predators in their ranks, and, with enrollment numbers declining amid the controversies, they began admitting girls in 2017.
This caught the Girl Scouts by surprise: Their organization is smaller than the Boy Scouts. In early 2017, they reached out to the Boy Scouts and heard that they were planning to continue enrolling only boys. That changed by the end of the year, spurring the Girl Scouts to take legal action, believing the group was using deceptive practices to carve out a competitive advantage.
What’s happening now
In recent weeks, the two sides have been trading court filings back and forth, revealing some juicy details. (For instance: The Girl Scouts allegedly edited Wikipedia pages and sat on social media usernames to interfere with the Boy Scouts’ online presence).
In the organizations’ long history, there has never been anything like this.
But we don’t know if a trial is coming. A federal judge has yet to decide whether the Girl Scouts can continue their case.