Skip to comments.Girl Scout CEO Makes YouTube Plea Against Cookiecott
Posted on 02/23/2014 5:11:01 AM PST by logi_cal869
There is now little doubt that the Girl Scout cookie boycott is having an effect on cookie sales this year.
Girl Scout spokesman Kelly Parisi went on The OReilly Factor this week to try and defuse the mounting controversy, and Girl Scout executives have sent threatening letters to their critics.
Girl Scout CEO Anna Marie Chavez took to YouTube on Thursday to deny all charges leveled by the boycotters and to deny at least one charge they havent even made.
Recently, various individuals and organizations announced their intention to boycott GS cookies this year, based on mistaken beliefs about our movement," Chavez said. "These same individuals also believe the Girl Scouts has become too political.
We do not now, nor have we ever, had a relationship with Planned Parenthood," she claimed. "Girl Scouts of the USA believes that reproductive issues are deeply private issues best left to families. I find it unsettling that anyone would use the Girl Scout brand to have very adult conversations. A box of Girl Scout cookies is not a political statement.
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Glad I didn’t listen. 3 G’kid Girl Scouts and a LOT of cookies went to the Troops. God Bless the USA
some organizations need to disappear when no longer relevant or outside the norm.
No support for radicals like GSA
The pocketbook speaks volumes.
Well, you know the Left Wing only lies.
They use little girls to enable the mass murder of unborn babies and got caught.
Well, you know the Left Wing only lies.
Never gonna buy a GS cookie again.
Threatening letters? Wow...you throw a rock into a pack of dogs...
If they aren’t political or not engaged in promoting abortion, why did they show such love for Wendy Davis? I am usually underwhelmed by boycotts- they never work- but perhaps this one is!
I smell fear. Let ‘em choke on their backlog of cookies.
Well there is a good part. Al least they don’t accept Queers. /S
The GSA spokeschick spun O’Reilly like a top
‘The spin stops here’...yeah, right.
I joined the GSA in 1956. One week was enough. What they teach is generally irrelevant and a waste of time. I joined the Y and the thespian club at the Museum.
Still love the cookies, but no longer respect you. Sell your cookies to your nearest liberal dork.
“Girl Scout spokesman Kelly Parisi went on The OReilly Factor this week to try and defuse the mounting controversy”
I didn’t see this interview on O’Reilly. Can anyone tell me if O’Reilly challenged her on her statements?
They think Wendy Davis is a woman for the girls to emulate. No more cookies from me. They are very political.
But calling abortion Barbie your woman of the year is not a political statement?? No more GS cookies in this house. You should have seen the looks on the mothers' faces when I explained why I refused to buy a box.
There are some good knock off cookies out there and recipes are all over the internet. My favorites- Thin Mints and Do Si Dos (peanut butter) are very easy to replicate- thankfully!!!
I was a Girl Scout and my mother was a troop leader. I remember spending time at retirement homes on holidays, singing for the people who didn’t have relatives visiting them, raising money for families who couldn’t afford to have Thanksgiving and other character building activities.
How sad our country and companies (JCP) have been hijacked by this evil liberal agenda that is taking us straight to hell.
The girl scout organization has been taken over by LIBs for years now. Say “no” to the girl scouts.
That ("reproductive issues are deeply private issues") is a pro abortion argument that has been used by pro aborts for many years now.
This spokesperson is lying thru her teeth.
No more cookies for me.
Who can afford the things any more anyway? Last I saw they were nearly $4 for a small box.
Those are 2 words that have become a bit of a joke of-late when used together in your context.
However, taken in a different context: Fitting, imho.
And they cart these damn cookies around every year in mid February, just when you are doing well on your diet.
Hubby broke down and bought some yesterday ...little kids at our door, etc. He didn’t have the heart to turn them away. I wanted no part of it.
In 2011, former Girl Scouts CEO Kathy Cloninger told NBCs “The Today Show” that they did have a partnership with Planned Parenthood.
We partner with many organizations. We have relationships with our church communities, with YWCAs and with Planned Parenthood organizations across the country, she said.
Lila Rose, the president of Live Action, is one of the nations leading pro-life voices. She urged parents to consider healthy, wholesome alternatives.
No little girl or her parents should have anything to do with an organization that kills over 330,000 pre-born children a year, covers up sexual abuse, advocates for infanticide, and builds its entire business model on harming women, Rose said in a prepared statement.
In 2004, Pro-Life Waco, which is organizing the current boycott, called for a cookie boycott over a local Girl Scout council’s participation in an event with Planned Parenthood. The Girl Scouts pulled out of the event, but the boycott continued.
GS doing exactly what Planned Parenthood does ...exploit females in any way possible, all to make a buck.
What did they expect?
Unfortunately, even if one were to overlook GSA’s affiliations you cannot ignore the fact that GS cookies are cheap, factory cookies full of mysto-chemical ingredients.
I'm sure we'd all be interested in knowing what section of (whatever they call) their Handbook lays out the official GSA method of threatening critics.
flak = on target
Good economic lesson for parents of Girl Scouts. The cookies cost more for less. The Girl Scouts profits go where? Maybe they need to take EBT cards.
The Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Convention in Houston this past weekend sparked a firestorm of protests from conservatives and pro-life advocates over the Girl Scouts speakers: an A-list of entertainers, journalists, and philanthropists that included many champions of pro-abortion and LGBT causes.
Particularly troublesome is the Girl Scouts relationship with WAGGGS, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, an international agitator for abortion, contraceptives, sexual diversity and comprehensive sexuality education. WAGGGS delegates, for example, helped draft the controversial 2010 World Youth Conference NGO document demanding global support for abortion and LGBTTIQ issues.” (See the excellent links at 100questionsforthegirlscouts.org, girlscoutswhynot.com and honestgirlscouts.com.)
Christy Volanski, a former Scout leader, and her daughters Tess and Sydney are prime examples. They left the Scouts in 2010 when they saw evidencematerials, resources, and partnerships—that their Girl Scout dues promoted an agenda of abortion, contraception, explicit sex education, and homosexuality. Their website, speaknowgirlscouts.com, tells their story and offers details, screen shots, and web links that lay the facts bare. We felt so hurt and betrayed when we found out about this agenda There is no reason for other families to be deceived, says Christy.
Perhaps an alternative to GSA for your grandkids. Came across them completely by accident and have only spent 2 minutes on their site.
In May 2013, WAGGGS participated in Women Deliver, a global conference with the purpose of call[ing] for action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women.
The conference featured speakers such as late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, philosopher Peter Singer, who supports infanticide and euthanasia, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Some of the breakout sessions were entitled Outing and Addressing Abortion Stigma and Why I Perform Abortions. Exhibitors included many abortion and population control advocates such as Amnesty International, Guttmacher Institute, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, United Nations Population Fund, and WAGGGS.
Equally concerning is WAGGGS participation, along with International Planned Parenthood Federation and Planned Parenthood Global (PPFA global), in the Youth Advisory Group for the Women Deliver Conference. It seems to me that the Girl Scouts have some interesting, you might even say radical friends.
Sexual and reproductive rights advocacy is nothing new for WAGGGS. In June 2012, WAGGGS Board Chair Nadine El Achy boasted that WAGGGS represented each one of our WAGGGS members YOU as they pushed for sexual and reproductive rights at the Rio+20 conference. In December 2012, WAGGGS and International Planned Parenthood Federation worked together to create the Bali Youth Declaration, a document which called for abortion rights for youth, comprehensive sex education and the decriminalization of sex work. WAGGGS appears to be advocating for the legalization of prostitution. I, for one, fail to see how this relates to scouting.
Bill O’Reilly Kelly Parisi Girl Scouts Of USA Interview On Wendy Davis tweet
Right, she never answered any of his direct probing questions. Guess she took her cue from his interviews of Obamaturd.
By using them as 'awww geee' faces at the door, GSA's cynical manipulation of the little(ish) ones could scarcely be more obvious.
Can you believe when I was talking with a mother and explaining why I would not buy cookies that she did not understand the term pro-abortion? I actually had to actually define it for her. I am not sure what scared me more - the mother’s overwhelming ignorance or her daughter is being raised by someone so clueless.
Since I became aware of how GSA 'uses' children to further a liberal socio-political agenda, I have not yet had the pleasure of coming across & engaging a girl & her mother selling cookies, sans one time that I wasn't prepared, smiled & politely said, "No thank you."
However, I've since settled on how to approach it:
Me: "I'm sorry, but I cannot willingly participate in the victimization of your daughter. The Girl Scouts of America uses families & their daughters to promote a political agenda that should only involve discourse among adults.Conservatives need to remember the little girls are present and victims in all this (without regard to the mother's politics); I'd encourage similar repertoire for inevitable engagements.
As well, I am likewise incensed that our government would criminalize you & your daughter making baked goods to support your LOCAL activities, be they school-based, extra-curricular or personal. I would MUCH rather purchase home-baked goods made by (you and) your daughter than this factory-produced rubbish. If you are selling cookies to support a 'local' function, I am happy to contribute but I cannot buy 'Girl Scout' cookies. I would encourage you to review the organization with which you are openly affiliated."
A few days before the Girl Scouts fired the guy when publicity began to reach a crescendo, I used Google to check the page, and this is what I found:
Strange. Nothing there about a guy named Josh Ackley. But, when I checked the cached version for a few days prior to that, this is what I found...
I had heard of this radicalization of the Girl Scouts some time ago, but this ices it. How about this new person, Stewart Goodbody? This is a joke, right?
Sigh. Not a joke.
The thing I found troubling was their effort to sweep things under the rug, but in their case, the cat was already out of the bag about this creepy homosexual Josh Ackley. Now, they want to deny any affiliation or relationship with Planned Parenthood. Most people I am sure are completely unaware of this, and nearly all liberals and a percentage of people who call themselves Republicans would not see any problem with this.
And I see that as a major problem.
Local groups should stop their whining and go to a local bakery for cookies to sell. They could keep more money that way, support local business and get the ingredients such as HFCS that send the wrong message out of the cookies.
Being married to a troop coordinator and the father of a seven year old member, I can attest to the fact that American Heritage Girls is an amazing, Bible-based, Pro-America organization that is spreading like wildfire!
Too late, take your cookies and stuff them.