[jump] Yesterday, the founders posted on the Radical Brownies Facebook page that the Girl Scouts Association had contacted them with concerns that the troop’s use of the word “brownies” —which has long been used to describe a specific age level of Girl Scouts—is causing confusion for potential members. In response, the Radical Brownies have decided to change their name to something more distinct.
The post states that the new name of the group will be revealed after March 7, and will reflect suggestions from current members of the troop. It also says to stay tuned, as the founders will be working quickly to expand the program. When interviewed in late January, Hollinquest and Martinez had already received an avalanche of requests for chapters in other cities. So, this is good news for folks eager to enroll their child. At that time, the founders also said that when they expand, they will welcome all genders and ethnic backgrounds, as long as the family’s values align with their own, but the curriculum will continue to be geared toward female-identified children of color. Keep updated on the Radical Brownies through its Facebook page or website, and read the original post below.