Here is some reading for those interested.
There has been lots of back pedaling by Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) about this:
A Washington Times Article has this to say:
Several years ago. a quarter of the Girl Scout councils nationwide admitted to partnering with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s abortion giant. When questioned about the affiliation on NBC’s “Today Show,” Girl Scout CEO Kathy Cloninger had no compunction in confirming it.
The Girl Scouts have been “pro-choice” for years, but now they’ve been caught supporting promiscuous sex for girls. The Planned Parenthood sex guide offered at that “girls only” U.N. meeting offered this advice on Page 11: “Some people have sex when they have been drinking alcohol or using drugs. This is your choice. … If you want to have sex and think you might get drunk or high, plan ahead by bringing condoms and lube or putting them close to where you usually have sex.”
The Girl Scouts of Colorado has put out a statement about boys who want to be a Girl Scout:
“a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl”
Even though he is a boy, it sounds as though Girl Scouts will accept HIM as a Girl Scout.
See the story here:
A man who identifies himself as being in “External Communications” apparently associated with GSUSA had his photo posing wearing girls clothing, and doing an imitation of a bizarre scene with an apparent dying(?) “girl” (who I think is another GUY in women’s apparel but I cannot be sure) in a dead position but with his eyes open.
I won’t directly link to it (it is that bad) but if you go here
they have an archive of him doing this linked.
“spokesperson for Girl Scouts of the USA, was part of the WAGGGS delegation at this UN conference and was Girl Scouts of the USA’s adult representative”
if interested in more specifics.[/INDENT]
National Review has more on this man here (“Girl Scouts Hire Lead Singer of ‘Queer Rock’ Band”).
And just recently Girl Scouts announced a new participation “Barbie patch” which some say “sexualizes young girls”. See article below (bold mine).
Girl Scouts urged to end partnership with Barbie
Published March 06, 2014
NEW YORK – A few weeks after her foray into the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, Barbie is entangled in controversy again, this time over her ties with the Girl Scouts. . . .
. . . The partnership, announced last August, includes a Barbie-themed activity book, a website, and a Barbie participation patch – the first Girl Scout uniform patch with corporate sponsorship.
“Holding Barbie, the quintessential fashion doll, up as a role model for Girl Scouts simultaneously sexualizes young girls, idealizes an impossible body type, and undermines the Girl Scouts’ vital mission to build `girls of courage, confidence and character,”’ said Susan Linn, director of the Boston-based commercial-free childhood organization.
She said the Barbie patch – targeted at 5-to-8-year-old Daisies and Brownies – would transform these girls into “walking advertisements.”
Read the whole story here:
I would second the suggestion to get daughters involved in American Heritage Girls instead of Girl Scouts.
Hope this helps.