Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Girls Scout Cookies

I myself was a girls scout and today my grand daughter is.  The smaller size of the cookies is not the only change this organization has seen.  These days they also make it a "contest" for the girls to sell as many boxes as they can to win some useless little token like a key-chain.

True. According to the Girl Scouts’ website, the lion’s share of the money goes not to the troop but to bureaucrats up the chain of command in multicounty councils. The national office gets a piece of the pie, too, in the form of royalties based on gross annual sales volume - about 200 million boxes per year.
It’s a sacrifice, because I love the cookies and the cuties who sell them, but enough is enough.
I remember the Girl Scouts being flaky way back in the early 1970s. When I was a Brownie, I was told to recite some chant and step over a mirror. If I had known the word, I would have called it “pagan.” Even an unchurched girl of 7 could smell a rat.
Last year, the Girl Scouts decided to admit boys who dress as girls. When asked to admit a cross-dressing 7-year-old boy, a Colorado troop leader demurred, explaining to his mother, with tact and irrefutable logic, that her son couldn’t be a Girl Scout because he has “boy parts.”


  1. I posted this on FB. What is so sad is so many people have no idea what is going on with both the Girl Scouts, and the Boy Scouts. We have 2 Boy Scout leaders in our church, and they are appalled with the leadership of the organizations. So far, as far as I know, they are still running an honorable troop.

  2. Thanks Linda, we can only hope and pray for the best

  3. lady di - 'if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all'

    You say your mother said that?

    I read once that Ted Kennedy said that his mother taught him that as a child.

    : ]

  4. Thank you Sue,

    Bad things happen when good people don't speak up. Sometimes bad things might be said here, but by me, it will always be the truth. I was always taught to be truthful I do not think Ted Kennedy will be remembered for that..............

  5. I was a Girl Scout when I was in grade school. It saddens me how they have abandoned teaching wholesome ethics for teaching progressive policies and that sexual promiscuity is okay. There is an alternative to Girl Scouts now. I forget the name but they follow Christian values, like the Girl Scouts used to.

  6. Teresa, I believe it is the American Heritage Girls organization. We have a family in our church that belongs to the group and they are very impressed with the standards of the group.

  7. Thanks Linda for that information. As with the AARP,( it is always a good thing to have a health competition and still have a right to choose.


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