US (United States) Code. Title 36. Subtitle II. Chapter 803: Girls Scouts of the USA (United States of America)

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36 USC CHAPTER 803 - GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 803 - GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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CHAPTER 803 - GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Sec.

80301. Organization.

80302. Purposes.

80303. Governing body.

80304. Powers.

80305. Exclusive right to emblems, badges, marks, and words.

80306. Restrictions.

80307. Annual report.

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36 USC Sec. 80301 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 803 - GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Sec. 80301. Organization

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(a) Federal Charter. - Girl Scouts of the United States of

America (in this chapter, the "corporation") is a body corporate

and politic of the District of Columbia.

(b) Domicile. - The domicile of the corporation is the District

of Columbia.

(c) Perpetual Existence. - Except as otherwise provided, the

corporation has perpetual existence.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1361.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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80301 36:31. Mar. 16, 1950, ch. 62, Secs.

1, 2 (words before 2d

comma), 64 Stat. 22.

36:32 (words before

2d comma).

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This section is substituted for the source provisions for

consistency in the revised title and to eliminate executed and

unnecessary words.

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36 USC Sec. 80302 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 803 - GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Sec. 80302. Purposes

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The purposes of the corporation are -

(1) to promote the qualities of truth, loyalty, helpfulness,

friendliness, courtesy, purity, kindness, obedience,

cheerfulness, thriftiness, and kindred virtues among girls, as a

preparation for their responsibilities in the home and for

service to the community;

(2) to direct and coordinate the Girl Scout movement in the

United States and territories and possessions of the United

States; and

(3) to fix and maintain standards for the movement that will

inspire the rising generation with the highest ideals of

character, patriotism, conduct, and attainment.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1361.)

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80302 36:33 (words before Mar. 16, 1950, ch. 62, Sec.

19th comma). 3 (words before 19th comma),

64 Stat. 23.

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36 USC Sec. 80303 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 803 - GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Sec. 80303. Governing body

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(a) National Council. - (1) There shall be a National Council of

Girl Scouts. The number, qualifications, and term of office of

members of the Council are as provided in the constitution of the

corporation, except that members of the Council must be citizens of

the United States.

(2) The Council may adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws and

elect a board of directors, officers, and agents.

(3) The constitution may prescribe the number of members of the

Council necessary for a quorum. That number may be less than a

majority of the entire Council.

(4) Meetings of the Council shall be held as provided in the

constitution to hold elections and receive reports of the officers

and board of directors. Special meetings may be called as provided

in the constitution.

(b) Board of Directors. - (1) To the extent provided in the

constitution and bylaws, the board of directors shall have the

powers of the Council and manage the activities of the corporation

between meetings of the Council. The number, qualifications, and

term of office of directors are as provided in the constitution.

(2) The constitution may prescribe the number of directors

necessary for a quorum. That number shall be at least 20 or

two-fifths of the entire board.

(c) Executive and Other Committees. - The bylaws may provide for

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(1) an executive committee to carry out the powers of the board

of directors between meetings of the board; and

(2) other committees to operate under the general supervision

of the board of directors.

(d) Location of Meetings and Records. - The Council and the board

of directors may hold meetings and keep the seal and records of the

corporation in or outside the District of Columbia.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1361.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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80303(a)(1) 36:34 (1st sentence Mar. 16, 1950, ch. 62, Secs.

words before 1st 4 (1st-7th sentences), 5, 64

comma, 2d sentence). Stat. 23, 24; Aug. 14, 1953,

ch. 486, Sec. 1, 67 Stat.

582.

80303(a)(2) 36:34 (1st sentence

words after 1st

comma).

80303(a)(3) 36:34 (3d sentence).

80303(a)(4) 36:35 (1st, 2d

sentences).

80303(b)(1) 36:34 (4th sentence

words before 1st

comma, 5th, 7th

sentences).

80303(b)(2) 36:34 (6th

sentence).

80303(c) 36:34 (4th sentence

words after 1st

comma).

80303(d) 36:35 (last

sentence).

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In subsection (a)(1), the words "(hereinafter referred to as the

'national council')" are omitted as unnecessary.

In subsection (a)(3), the words "entire Council" are substituted

for "whole number" for clarity.

In subsection (b)(1), the first sentence is substituted for "The

affairs of the corporation between meetings of the national council

shall be managed by a board of directors" and "The board of

directors, to the extent provided in the constitution and bylaws,

shall have the powers of the national council, in the interim

between its meetings" to eliminate unnecessary words.

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36 USC Sec. 80304 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 803 - GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Sec. 80304. Powers

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The corporation may -

(1) adopt and amend a constitution, bylaws, and regulations,

including regulations for the election of associates and

successors;

(2) adopt and alter a seal;

(3) have offices and conduct its activities in the District of

Columbia and in the States, territories, and possessions of the

United States;

(4) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property, and

use any income from the property, as necessary to carry out the

purposes of the corporation;

(5) sue and be sued within the jurisdiction of the United

States; and

(6) do any other act necessary to carry out this chapter and

the purposes of the corporation.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1362.)

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80304 36:32 (words after Mar. 16, 1950, ch. 62, Secs.

2d comma). 2 (words after 2d comma), 8,

64 Stat. 23, 24.

36:34 (last Mar. 16, 1950, ch. 62, Sec.

sentence). 4 (last sentence), 64 Stat.

23; Aug. 14, 1953, ch. 486,

Sec. 1, 67 Stat. 582.

36:38.

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In this section, the text of 36:38 is omitted as executed and

obsolete.

In clause (1), the word "amend" is substituted for "and from time

to time to alter such constitution, bylaws, rules, and regulations"

for consistency in the revised title and to eliminate unnecessary

words. The word "rules" is omitted as included in "regulations".

The words "not inconsistent with the laws of the United States, or

any State thereof" are omitted as unnecessary.

In clause (2), the word "destroy" is omitted as unnecessary and

for consistency in the revised title.

In clause (3), the word "activities" is substituted for "business

and affairs" for consistency in the revised title and to eliminate

unnecessary words.

In clause (4), the words "acquire, own, lease, encumber, and

transfer property, and use any income from the property, as

necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation" are

substituted for "take, receive, and hold, in trust or otherwise,

and to sell and convey real and personal property necessary for its

corporate purposes, and other real and personal property, the

income from which shall be applied to its corporate purposes" in

36:32 and "authorize and cause to be executed leases, mortgages,

and liens upon, and sales and conveyances of, any of the property

of the corporation; and the proceeds arising therefrom shall be

applied or invested for the use and benefit of the corporation" in

36:34 (last sentence) for consistency in the revised title and to

eliminate unnecessary words.

In clause (5), the words "in courts of law and equity" are

omitted as unnecessary.

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36 USC Sec. 80305 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 803 - GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Sec. 80305. Exclusive right to emblems, badges, marks, and words

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The corporation has the exclusive right to use all emblems and

badges, descriptive or designating marks, and words or phrases the

corporation adopts, including the badge of the Girl Scouts,

Incorporated, referred to in the Act of August 12, 1937 (ch. 590,

50 Stat. 623), and to authorize their use, during the life of the

corporation, in connection with the manufacture, advertisement, and

sale of equipment and merchandise. This section does not affect any

vested rights.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1362.)

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80305 36:36. Mar. 16, 1950, ch. 62, Sec.

6, 64 Stat. 24; Aug. 17,

1951, ch. 328, 65 Stat. 192.

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The word "sole" is omitted as included in "exclusive". The words

"to have" and "in carrying out its purposes" are omitted as

unnecessary. The words "the corporation adopts" are substituted for

"now or heretofore used by the old corporation and by its

successor" for consistency in the revised title and to eliminate

obsolete language. (The term "old corporation" is defined in

36:31.) The words "in carrying out its program" are omitted as

unnecessary. The words "including the badge of the Girl Scouts,

Incorporated, referred to in the Act of August 12, 1937 (ch. 590,

50 Stat. 623), and to authorize their use" are substituted for

"including the sole and exclusive right to use, or to authorize the

use of . . . the badge of the Girl Scouts, Incorporated, which is

referred to in the Act of August 12, 1937 (Public, Numbered 259,

Seventy-fifth Congress; 50 Stat. 623), and all the other aforesaid

emblems and badges, descriptive or designating marks, and words or

phrases" to eliminate unnecessary words.

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Act of August 12, 1937 (ch. 590, 50 Stat. 623), referred to in

text, is not classified to the Code.

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36 USC Sec. 80306 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 803 - GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Sec. 80306. Restrictions

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(a) Profit. - The corporation may not operate for profit.

(b) Political Activities. - The corporation shall be nonpolitical

and nonsectarian.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1362.)

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80306 36:33 (words after Mar. 16, 1950, ch. 62, Sec.

19th comma). 3 (words after 19th comma),

64 Stat. 23.

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In subsection (a), the word "pecuniary" is omitted as

unnecessary.

In subsection (b), the words "The corporation shall be" are

substituted for "which purposes shall be" for clarity and

consistency in the revised title.

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36 USC Sec. 80307 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 803 - GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Sec. 80307. Annual report

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Not later than April 1 of each year, the corporation shall submit

a report to Congress on the activities of the corporation during

the prior fiscal year. The report shall be printed each year, with

accompanying illustrations, as a separate House document of the

session of the Congress to which the report is submitted.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1362.)

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80307 36:37. Mar. 16, 1950, ch. 62, Sec.

7, 64 Stat. 24; Aug. 14,

1953, ch. 486, Sec. 2, 67

Stat. 583; Aug. 30, 1964,

Pub. L. 88-504, Sec. 4(2),

78 Stat. 636.

36:39. Apr. 16, 1951, ch. 29, 65

Stat. 31.

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TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions in the

first sentence of this section relating to the requirement that the

corporation submit a report to Congress not later than April 1 of

each year, see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended, set out

as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance, and

page 200 of House Document No. 103-7.

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