Skip to comments.Dissension and fiscal woes beset the Girl Scouts (Awwwwww...)
Posted on 06/23/2013 10:02:15 AM PDT by markomalley
Given the friction and financial woes facing the Girl Scouts these days, perhaps it's time for a giant friendship circle. Under that long-standing tradition, a ring of Scouts clasp hands and give a little squeeze, accompanied by a silent wish of good will.
Just a year after its centennial celebrations, the Girl Scouts of the USA finds itself in a different sort of squeeze. Its interconnected problems include declining membership and revenues, a dearth of volunteers, rifts between leadership and grassroots members, a pension plan with a $347 million deficit, and an uproar over efforts by many local councils to sell venerable summer camps.
The tangle of difficulties has prompted one congressman to request an inquiry by the House Ways and Means Committee into the pension liabilities and the sale of camps.
"I am worried that America's Girl Scouts are now selling cookies to fund pension plans instead of camping," wrote Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, in a letter last month to the committee chairman.
Compounding the problems are tensions at GSUSA headquarters in New York, where several senior executives have quit or been ousted since Anna Maria Chavez took over as CEO in 2011. Last week, some of the roughly 325 employees there were invited to take early retirement, and Chavez said an unspecified number of layoffs were expected in August to offset the revenue losses.
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Girl Scouts Planned Parenthood Connection
Planned Parenthood has taken marketing to a whole new level. They are now scouting Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts are directly affiliated with Planned Parenthood, our countrys largest abortion provider. Planned Parenthood put out a brochure entitled Healthy, Happy and Hot. This brochure was distributed to thousands and thousands of Girl Scouts. The intended audience is girls aged 8-16. Here are a few excerpts from the brochure.
Sex can feel great and can be really fun! Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse But, there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. Sex can include kissing, touching, licking, tickling, sucking, and cuddling. Some people like to have aggressive sex, while others like to have soft and slow sex with their partners. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!
Improve your sex life by getting to know your own body. Play with yourself! Masturbation is a great way to find out more about your body and what you find sexually stimulating. Dont stop there: find out how your partners body works, what makes them feel good and what gives them pleasure. Talking with your partner about what you each like and what feels good is the best way to have great sex.
Your skin is the largest erogenous zone on your body, and your mind plays a big role in your desire for sex and sexual pleasure. Caress and lick your partners skin. Explore your partners body with your hands and mouth. Mix things up by using different kinds of touch from very soft to hard. Talk about or act out your fantasies. Talk dirty to them. Tickle, tease and make them feel good.
Financial woes cannot come soon enough for this group.
Only the sickest, most evil of humans could come up with something like this for children.
The ruling class elite have their agenda, and the "grassroot members" need to STFU.
I could really help these girls become women.
They can't keep me out just because of my dangly bits, can they?
“Planned Parenthood has taken marketing to a whole new level. They are now scouting Girl Scouts.”
I feel like I am being purged by a small minority of deviates and other sexual scum. Not my country any longer. When does the active take back movement begin.
“”I am Braley ed that America’s Girl Scouts are now selling cookies to fund pension plans... “ wrote Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa... “
Bruce Braley is B-right!
The Boy Scouts are in the process of being taken over by Sodomites. The girl scouts are in the process of being taken over by Mexicans. Mexicans and Sodomites are part of a coalition that has elected one of their number as President of the United States.
whoops... darn smart phone.
Mommas don’t want their babies to grow up to be Girl Scouts. At least not the left wing feminist, lesbian mob that the Girl Scouts have become. How can that be? But, not to worry, the Boy Scouts are quickly catching up.
Well there are still freepers subjecting their kids to GS/BSA and looking for excuses to justify it and have people tell them their decision is OK. Oh and having fits when called on it.
Anyone here that has their kids in these groups has no excuse. No Freeper can seriously claim ignorance.They know what they are and subject their kids to it anyway. Yet we wonder why the right makes no headway in the culture war. How can we when we are all too quick to provide new young recruits to the left from our very children?
Is there a new merit badge for naughtiness????
As the decision doesn’t slate an actual change in policy until 1/1/14, some might be hanging in there foolishly in the silly theory that Satan actually is the enemy and might yet be rebuffed, when really we ought to be damning those misled leaders. /heavy, heavy sarcasm
‘my dangly bits’
Huh...I heard that they were bits of dangly.
It’s a lesser evil...
My wife and I thank you for passing that on.
We now want the Girl Scout’s pension plan to tank more than our desire for cookies, so we are not planning on buying any more until this kind of crud is formally repudiated and stopped at the national level.
I will pass this on to others.
What’s a lesser evil? How does that impact the matter? The Greatest Evil, Satan, wants us to lose ourselves in cynicism so that we won’t actually attack his stronghold... that would require HOPE! A hope which is poured out by the oceanful from the Lord. Oh don’t pay that rascally Lord any attention, He’s just a flash in the pan /SARC!!
Non-profit status has become a joke.
Either nonprofits should be all-volunteer with no paid staff at all—or for-profit organizations should share the same tax-exempt status.
I’m fine with either reform.
Stop your preaching! It has happened on our watch!
I'm sorry to admit I did nothing to stop it.
What did you do, if anything, but find fault and point the fickle finger of blame!
According to what I read, this is an internet myth. Check out
With all the people whho ran around FR before and after spouting the virtues of “Well Romney is a lesser evil”, quite a few opened themselves to the concept that evil at any level is acceptable. Sp I’d think if they willingly accept evil in their presidential candidate and it is a virtue, this should be no issue for them at all.
Yea, people scream when confronted with reality. Deal with it.
According to what I have seen, sites like this and Snopes are often politically biased. In this case, the only proof is a disavowal from GSUSA. Why would I believe them?
While I don’t true the GSA one bit, I won’t believe this supposed excerpt from a brochure until someone scans and posts a copy (or a link) to said brochure. Two minutes of internet research revealed it to be a hoax.
Well we can wallow in cynicism and blame.
Or we can be constructive and remind people, now that mortal man has disappointed them, of where hope always was found. It’s not like asking Santa Claus for a puppy though. It requires a heart and soul investment in the Lord of Hosts.
All you do is scream. That is reality!
Well for fairness sake one ought to note that the GSA officially disavowed them. One hopes that however libertine they have gotten, they are not yet at the level of Baghdad Bob about it.
Actually, its very simple. If this was a brochure, then there should be a copy of it. If you can find one, I’ll believe it. The only “Proof” is actual evidence. Not something someone wrote on the internet.
And we can recognize that we made a mistake. Which is step one in never repeating it. It seems many just want to pretend their mistakes don’t have consequences.
People who forget their history are doomed to repeat it. People who intentionally ignore it will suffer the same.
Let’s scream where the screaming counts. To the Lord for salvation. Personal as needed, and then in our circumstances as He will give us power to minister.
Tell it to someone that cares.
The lesson can come in a flash. Wallowing in it without pointing to what should come next (like you are doing) is counterproductive and an indulgence in the vain pleasures of blame casting.
Yes! Tell it to the Lord!
Which is really my point. God ain’t forgiving anyone their sins when they deny them.
link. See page 10:
I do, however, find it quite disturbing that millions of young girls are out peddling overpriced cookies to fund the retirement plans for hundreds of old lesbians. The federal bailout proposal is next i suppose.
see post #37.
Everyone harbors a vast host of sins. If God waited for a full confession of all sin to happen before accepting one who knows he is a sinner for salvation... nobody would get accepted. Just the need as a sinner requires acknowledgment, and the faith that the merciful Lord will help them get their life right.
Get off your hobby horse of condemnation and start pointing to the Lord.
As the membership numbers drop for the GS have the numbers been rising for the American Heritage Girls?
You keep making excuses. I have better things to do.
When I was a leader/troop volunteer for 4 years about 13 years ago, there was a HUGE PUSH among the Girl Scout Leadership (National) to get away from we stay-at-home mommies running things because they wanted the “girls” to have better role models (career women) than we stay-at-homes who were the leaders/volunteers. I had to take their training for leader which included their new “push” for single, career ladies to be leaders. (Good Lord, we don’t want to have as a “model” for the girls a full-time, stay-at-home mom who takes care of her own kids and other’s children).
This would be wise to pass on to Snopes etc if they are unaware at this level. Is there anything in the graphics which might reveal what system, etc. it was created upon?
We do want to be careful about false witness against a neighbor, however. That’s basic Christian conduct. It should be noted as a controversy rather than a proven matter until thorough investigation is done.
Very good! Now, any evidence it was given to 8 year old girls at Girl Scout meetings?
What excuses? YOU are the one who are making excuses for not pointing to the Lord, and your flying off without even beginning to address that issue shows where your attitude is. I pray that the Lord will bless you out of this condemnatory funk.
Why? I have no confidence in Snopes, etc. Any more than I have confidence in newspaper "political fact checkers".
You do have confidence in the Lord however, who did advise against false witness? We know more about the document in question, but not yet whether it got passed out at the UN. Do we have parents of girls who were there, with testimony, for example?
Oh, how original you are! LOL!
You are a real piece of useless work.
You think sitting, opining on the web really changes anything?
You are right, it does not. And I pointed out why.