Alaska Girl Scout group wins appeal against GSA over rising fees

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A Girl Scout group in Alaska won an appeal in its case against the Girl Scouts of the United States over a $3 increase in membership dues.

In its opinion dated Sept. 13, the Alaska Supreme Court agreed with the Farthest North Girl Scout Council’s claim that the national organization’s governing documents do not give its board of directors the authority to increase membership dues.

Girl Scouts is a congressionally chartered nonprofit corporation, governed by a group called the National Council, made up of approximately 1,500 people, including some elected by local Girl Scout Councils like Farthest North, according to the court document.

Girl Scouts is a congressionally

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