Girl Scouts File Suit

The most controversial poster of 1969, which prompted the Girl Scouts to file suit. Although a judge threw out the case, citing no evidence that the organization had suffered any damages.


source: Vintage Girl Scout

Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle - Aug 6, 1969

Austin American - Oct 10, 1969

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Oct 09, 2018
     Category: Lawsuits | 1960s | Pregnancy

I definitely remember this. Funny as hell.
Posted by Virtual on 10/09/18 at 07:51 AM
I look at this and can't help but compare the result to recent observations of how highly placed people and organizations react today to being mocked...This was, in fact, an extremely mild reaction to what the organization considered terrible 'slander'...And, honestly, the insult here could be read reasonably seriously. But any even vague attempt at mocking certain groups and individuals that think too highly of themselves, and, well, the language I end up hearing on that is oftentimes language that I would never use. I miss the days when both insults and arguments were much more intelligent, rather than effective tantrums that a two-year old might be expected to throw. least in the past, they had to use wit.
Posted by Alassirana on 10/09/18 at 09:56 AM
I was just thinking ................ with girls being allowed into the Boy Scouts now ........... maybe they should bring this poster back.
Posted by somebody somewhere on 10/09/18 at 12:08 PM
I had one of these Posters in High School
Posted by Ed Dart on 10/10/18 at 11:12 AM
I imagine they got the idea from Tom Lehrer's "Be Prepared", which predated the poster.

If you're looking for adventure of a new and different kind
And you come across a Girl Scout who is similarly inclined
Don't be nervous, don't be flustered, don't be scared,
Be prepared
Posted by The Regulator Guy on 10/12/18 at 08:25 AM
Regulator: first thing that popped into my mind!
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/13/18 at 05:00 AM
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