A statement on the recent announcement of a federal lawsuit by Girl Scouts of the USA against the Boy Scouts of America on the grounds of using the term “Scout” in their marketing of the soon-coming, co-ed “Scouts BSA” program.

“We are fans of any organization that builds character in children. We all know that kids who get involved in organizations achieve the positive outcomes that empower them to do better in life. So we encourage girls to join Girl Scouts, 4H, Cub Scouts, or whatever programs are right for them. We would like nothing better than the 95% of youth who do not belong to any organization to find one that’s right for them.”

– Mike Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America