1. (1) This Order may be called the Bangladesh Scouts Order, 1972.
(2) It extends to the whole of Bangladesh.
(3) It shall come into force at once and shall be deemed to have taken effect on the 16th day of December, 1971.
2. The Bangladesh Scouts [* * *] shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power, subject to the rules made or deemed to have been made under [Article 4], to acquire, hold and dispose of property, movable or immovable, [* * *] and shall by the said name sue and be sued.
3. On the commencement of this Order, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, all the assets and liabilities of the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association in Bangladesh shall stand transferred to the Bangladesh Scouts.
4. The constitution, powers and functions of the Bangladesh Scouts be such as may be prescribed by rules to be made by the Bangladesh Scouts with the previous approval of the Government, and until such rules are made, the rules of the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association and in force immediately before the commencement of this Order shall continue to be in force and be deemed to have been made under this Order.
5. The Bangladesh Scouts shall have the sole and exclusive right to have and to use all emblems, badges, uniforms and decorations descriptive or designating marks and titles, now or heretofore used by the Bangladesh Scouts and also the title “Boy Scouts” or (saving the title of any unit of the Armed Forces of Bangladesh or any Forces attached to or serving with such Forces), any title containing the word “Scout” or any grammatical variation thereof, and shall also have the sole and exclusive rights to manufacture, have or designating mark or title hereafter adopted by the Bangladesh Scouts for carrying out its objects.
6. (1) Whoever contravenes any provision of Article 5 shall be punishable with fine.
(2) If such contravention is committed by a company, Association or body of individuals, every member thereof who is knowingly a pary to the contravention shall be deemed to be guilty of such contravention.
7. Nothing in this Order shall affect the right of any person to continue to use for a period of two months from the commencement of this Order any sign which it was not unlawful for him to use immediately before the commencement of this Order.
8. The Pakistan Boy Scouts Association Ordinance, 1959 (Ordinance No. XLIII of 1959), is hereby repealed.
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