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Rumors of a rebrand to Scouting America... anyone have anymore information? Allegedly being revealed Tuesday Morning at NAM.

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LOL, he says they have doubled in size while BSA has steeply lost members. Their self reporting that they have 60k members right now, total, nationwide. Trail Life is a joke.

I would say my troop is pretty outdoorsy. We camp 10/12 months, with a lock in IF possible in December and 2 weekends of Scouting For Food in February, being the 2 months we do not camp. Even during C

How about going back to an earlier version?

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It looks like they have obtained trade marks for naming, products and indication of membership. 

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Haven't heard this one... but am getting intel on potential council mergers.  Of course, that scuttlebutt has been flying around for years...

As for the name change, looks like someone wants to "leave a legacy"... smh

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It seems dumb. Our girl troop had flourished with 22 Scouts at its max. We have ebbed down to 12 between this year and last. It wasn’t because of BSA. Maybe if they really moved from Boy Scouts of America to nearly 100% use if BSA they could get “there” without as much turmoil. Seems like a waste of resources. So, does this mean Scouts BSA just becomes Scouts? Again, turmoil that we already went through. Is the juice worth the squeeze? No. 

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1 hour ago, AltadenaCraig said:

If BSA is supplanted, does that suggest "Scouts BSA" will be rebranded (again)?

I'm guessing it's going to be Boy Scouts of America DBA Scouting America instead of Boy Scouts of America DBA Scouts BSA? 

It's a mouthful with more syllables. Scouts USA would have made more sense if they were going to change it. Plus, I've family in Canada and South America and have spent time in both places. People there also consider themselves part of the American continents. It's a little in your eye.  

 

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My sources say talks are ongoing...   

Basically, each Board involved must vote to agree to a merger.  Financially unsound councils won't have much choice, and will face pressure from National.  My guess is that National's stick is denial of a charter to a council.

Financially strong councils kind of call their own shots.

How is your council doing?

Ours is not doing well...

Here is an historical example:  https://web.archive.org/web/20131213125856/http://www.cnjcscouting.org/index.php/download_file/view/801/1/

 

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So, its been announced to be effective next February.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/boy-scouts-america-change-name-scouting-america-rcna151063


Questions about -

1) what does the GSUSA think of this?  BSA has already had a fight over TMs with GSUSA.  The filings above are applications - not yet examined by the PTO for distinctiveness, not yet published for third party prior user challenges.
2) has anyone noticed the abbreviation for this program, or given it much thought in light of BSA's recent issues?

 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, BinTharDunThat said:

So, its been announced to be effective next February.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/boy-scouts-america-change-name-scouting-america-rcna151063


Questions about -

1) what does the GSUSA think of this?  BSA has already had a fight over TMs with GSUSA.  The filings above are applications - not yet examined by the PTO for distinctiveness, not yet published for third party prior user challenges.
2) has anyone noticed the abbreviation for this program, or given it much thought in light of BSA's recent issues?

 

 

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sa

???

Salvation Army??

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@BinTharDunThat

 

Welcome to Scouter.com.

 

1) I would expect they likely met with GSUSA before this announcement and hopefully came to some agreement.

2) Ugh

So Boy Scouts went to Scouts BSA and now Scouts SA?

 

 

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