A Christian scouting group formed in response to the Boy Scouts of America’s stance on LGBT leaders and members has reported an increased interest after the Girl Scouts filed a lawsuit against the BSA for its gender-neural policy.
Last week, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a federal trademark lawsuit against the Boy Scouts over the latter group’s gender-neutral rebranding campaign to start admitting girls.
“Since BSA’s announcement that it would admit girls to its core programs, GSUSA’s fears about the damage that would be caused to its trademarks and the mission those trademarks symbolize have been realized,” the complaint says in part, according to Bloomberg.
“Throughout the country, families, schools and communities have been told that GSUSA and BSA have merged, or even that GSUSA no longer exists. Parents interested in signing up for Girl Scouts programs have instead mistakenly signed up for the new girls’ programs offered by BSA.”
Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock explained to The Christian Post on Thursday that the lawsuit has generated more interest in his scouting organization.
“In the eight days following the announcement of the lawsuit we saw a 79 percent increase in inquiries into starting a troop and a 35 percent increase in traffic to our website, as compared to the eight days before the announcement,” explained Hancock.
Officially launched on new year’s day 2014 and based in Orlando, Florida, Trail Life USA continues to add to their number of local troops and overall membership.
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Source: Christian Post