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America Supports You: Girl Scouts Sell Cookies for Troops
American Forces Press Service ^ | 03/07/05 | Gerry Gilmore

Posted on 03/07/2005 4:55:29 PM PST by SandRat

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2005 – New York City-based Girl Scouts are marching across Gotham, selling boxes of their famed cookies earmarked for overseas troops.

The cookie-sales initiative, which began Nov. 11, is part of the Girl Scouts’ annual “Gift of Caring” community service project, noted Jennifer Rumbach, communications manager for the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York.

“A lot of people in New York City want to be able to give something to the troops and show their support,” Rumbach observed. And the scouts, she noted, “thought it would be a great idea to donate Girl Scout cookies to the troops.”

The Girl Scouts are working with several organizations, Rumbach said, to arrange cookie delivery to troops overseas.

“We’re hoping that most of them will go to Iraq and Kuwait,” she noted.

Rumbach estimated that between 10,000-15,000 Girl Scouts are selling cookies to New Yorkers. The scouts, she noted, have so far sold about 10,000 boxes earmarked for U.S. troops. The best-selling Girl Scout cookie, she said, is Thin Mint, followed by Samoa chocolate-cocoanut.

“Our customers have the option of buying these boxes of cookies for the troops instead of themselves,” Rumbach pointed out, while the Girl Scouts take care of shipping the cookies overseas.

New Yorkers, Rumbach reported, “are very eager” to purchase Girl Scout cookies for the troops, priced at $3.50 a box.

And, “the girls have just ‘gone wild’ over this project,” Rumbach noted. In fact, one scout canvassing potential customers in Queens, she said, has sold 300 boxes earmarked for troops.

Rumbach said the Girl Scouts had planned to sell 25,000 boxes of cookies for delivery to overseas service members.

But, “now we’re hoping to surpass that,” she remarked. The New York City Girl Scouts, Rumbach noted, sell almost a million boxes of cookies each year.

Rumbach said the New York-based Girl Scouts are patriotic and want to say “thank you” to U.S. troops. The city, she pointed out, was devastated by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers.

“I think that’s another reason that the girls feel very close to this project,” she explained, noting they have first-hand experience why U.S. troops are fighting terrorism overseas.

You don’t have to be a native New Yorker to participate in the cookie-sale initiative, Rumbach pointed out. Call (212) 645-4000, extension 263, or access the organization’s Web site for more information.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; cookies; girl; gsa; iraq; military; oef; oif; scouts; troops

1 posted on 03/07/2005 4:55:32 PM PST by SandRat
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; Radix; HiJinx; Spiff; JackelopeBreeder; Da Jerdge; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; ...

mmmmm......Girl Scout Cookies for the troops.


2 posted on 03/07/2005 4:56:25 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

I was yakking about this the other day with someone.

Im glad it is actually happening!

Its a great idea!


3 posted on 03/07/2005 4:59:32 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; bentfeather; tomkow6; MoJo2001; HiJinx; ...

Sarge's Daily Report PING!

The GSA make appearences at the PX, down here, and get bought out every time!

We're swimming in Thin Mints for a week or so afterwards!


4 posted on 03/07/2005 5:00:31 PM PST by Old Sarge (In for a penny, in for a pound, saddlin' up and Baghdad-bound!)
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To: Old Sarge

Dang it! Im almost out of thin mints! L0L


5 posted on 03/07/2005 5:02:41 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: SandRat

The cynic in me smells something fishy. The Girl Scouts happen to be under pressure because of their relationship with PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

Google GIRL SCOUTS PLANNED PARENTHOOD if you need more information. And find a different way to show our Troops you care....


6 posted on 03/07/2005 5:03:12 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: Old Sarge

MMMMMMMM! Thin Mints! I've got a freezer full of 'em. They are delicious frozen, in case you can't eat them fast enough. But, wait, I'm talking about Army guys and gals who've been eating chow hall food! Never mind!


7 posted on 03/07/2005 5:07:26 PM PST by LUV W ("THE ROAD OF PROVIDENCE IS UNEVEN AND UNPREDICTABLE-YET WE KNOW...IT LEADS TO FREEDOM!"GWB 2-2-05)
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To: SandRat

The "women" in charge of GSA are lesbians. It's as bad as the Canadian Boy Scouts in terms of political correctness.


8 posted on 03/07/2005 5:08:35 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: LUV W
When I was a girl scout we didn't have those Somoas. Those are really Yummy! My family freezes the thin mint too!
9 posted on 03/07/2005 5:10:54 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: SandRat

Trefoils are the only kind you can send. Everything else melts.


10 posted on 03/07/2005 5:10:59 PM PST by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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To: secret garden

And they are oh so good even stale.


11 posted on 03/07/2005 5:12:25 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: duck duck goose

Ask Claudia (Butch) Kennedy.


14 posted on 03/07/2005 5:24:38 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: duck duck goose

I'm an easy mark for the trefoils smeared with creamy peanut butter as a snack, or for munching on with a bowl of french vanilla ice cream.


15 posted on 03/07/2005 5:27:47 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

This is cool...reminds me of the call I got from my wife, when she was on the USS Wasp (LHD-1), and they recieved the $10,000 in Girl Scout Cookies that Bruce Willis Sent them!


16 posted on 03/07/2005 5:30:25 PM PST by Bottom_Gun (Crush depth dummy)
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To: SandRat

they forgot to tell you that they held up the white flag long ago.

Lesbians are allowed in as Scout leaders and scouts.

Personally I don't support them. I support the troops DIRECTLY.


17 posted on 03/07/2005 5:32:40 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Gee, thanks for raining on their parade. As a Girl Scout for over 25 years (starting around 1950) we always knew there were lesbians there, but it didn't matter to us--we had fun and learned all sorts of great skills that still serve me well today. (built a fire just last night)

There are still millions of girls having fun and learning new things that have nothing to do with Planned Parenthood.

Oh, by the way, it was the place where we learned about sex, since it wasn't taught in school, and most of our parents didn't tell us, in those days. And I'm relatively normal today!!! :)


18 posted on 03/07/2005 5:36:09 PM PST by Betteboop
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To: duck duck goose; PilloryHillary; NYer; Alouette

"Why would anyone want to team them up with Planned Parenthood at their age??"

Because pregnant Girl Scouts can bring in a lot more money than cookie sales do for PP. If your disgust is at me, it's misplaced. Do some homework and start to realize the sophististication of the campaign against virginity and for early promiscuity. I'm all for supporting our troops, just not through an organization that permits a stealth assault on innocence and traditional family values. And that's what's going on. Wake up and smell the napalm in the culture war....


19 posted on 03/07/2005 5:36:18 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: Betteboop
Gee, thanks for raining on their parade. As a Girl Scout for over 25 years (starting around 1950)

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There are still millions of girls having fun and learning new things that have nothing to do with Planned Parenthood.

It isn't just the association with Planned Parenthood. The "leadership" of the GSA has gone all out to promote political correctness. There are quite a few threads on Free Republic documenting this. The Girl Scouts organization you knew from 1950 to 1975 is just as different from the organization of today as is a college campus from those of the same time periods. I have a friend whose daugther is now in college who took her out of the Girl Scouts when he saw the type of leftist agenda they were aggressively promoting.

20 posted on 03/07/2005 5:50:34 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Blurblogger; duck duck goose; PilloryHillary; NYer; Alouette; Betteboop; SandRat
Wake up and smell the napalm in the culture war....

Excellent quote. it deserves more emphasis.

21 posted on 03/07/2005 5:53:51 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Maybe the upper echelon are, but the leaders in my area are Christian women--I know because I go to church with them; and they are doing their darndest to make the best kind of women of the girls in this area! So, don't lump them all together; it isn't really fair to the good ones.


23 posted on 03/07/2005 6:26:28 PM PST by LUV W ("THE ROAD OF PROVIDENCE IS UNEVEN AND UNPREDICTABLE-YET WE KNOW...IT LEADS TO FREEDOM!"GWB 2-2-05)
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To: duck duck goose

The new lemon cremes are wonderful, buuut the carmel delites are to die for! Okay, if this keeps up I am raiding the pantry!


24 posted on 03/07/2005 6:30:16 PM PST by LUV W ("THE ROAD OF PROVIDENCE IS UNEVEN AND UNPREDICTABLE-YET WE KNOW...IT LEADS TO FREEDOM!"GWB 2-2-05)
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New York City-based Girl Scouts are marching across Gotham, selling boxes of their famed cookies earmarked for overseas troops.

The cookie-sales initiative, which began Nov. 11, is part of the Girl Scouts’ annual “Gift of Caring” community service project, noted Jennifer Rumbach, communications manager for the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York.

26 posted on 03/07/2005 6:48:21 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Blurblogger
The cynic in me smells something fishy. The Girl Scouts happen to be under pressure because of their relationship with PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

Not only that. They caved to the homophobia label and the Boy Scouts didn't.

28 posted on 03/07/2005 7:34:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW ("Are you cops? FBI" bad guy, "I'm currently unemployed" Tony Almeida of 24)
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To: SandRat

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 03/07/2005 8:50:17 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: SandRat

Bump!


30 posted on 03/07/2005 9:38:53 PM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: Calpernia

Bump!


31 posted on 03/08/2005 12:05:31 AM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: Old Sarge

BTTT!!!!!


32 posted on 03/08/2005 3:06:21 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Paleo Conservative

It still comes down to the local level and that's still being run by housewives and mothers!!!


33 posted on 03/08/2005 7:57:12 AM PST by Betteboop
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To: Blurblogger

Girl Scouts Embrace PP Agenda
Editorial by Judy Vatterott

It’s been almost 25 years since I wrote an article for The Life Advocate about the Girl Scouts. At the time (October, 1979) the archdiocese of Philadelphia had recently dropped its sponsorship of about 300 Girl Scout Troops with 8,000 girls. They cited numerous problems with several scout merit badges, especially the “Our Own Troop Women’s Badge” for girls 12 to 17.

Under the “Know our Bodies” section, girls were required to know “all about” sexual intercourse and pregnancy, including all methods of birth control and induced abortion. A suggested activity to earn this badge was to find clinics in their community that helped women “deal with” unwanted pregnancies. Another required visiting Planned Parenthood’s Teen Clinic rap sessions on Saturdays.

The “Our Own Troop Women’s Badge” also suggested that the girls visit a police station and ask an officer if he thinks prostitutes are criminals and if they can tour the jail cells.

Adult leaders were asked to read “Amazon Quarterly”, a journal stressing lesbian-feminist issues, and “A Gay Bibliography”, which lists books on homosexuality. This preoccupation with abortion and homosexuality should not have come as a surprise since GSA (Girl Scouts of America) national leaders included Gloria Scott, an avowed lesbian and member of the National Women’s Political Caucus and Betty Friedan, founder of National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), a group with only two major thrusts: pro-abortion and pro-lesbian.

Fast forward to 2004.

These days, teens are encouraged to visit Planned Parenthood’s web site: teenwire.com for advice, but parents should be advised to check out this site themselves. Then they would surely pull the plug on their computer or at least install an anti-porn filter.

Today, at the national level, some Girl Scout leaders and consequently an unknown number of their councils, have persisted in their ties to Planned Parenthood.

American Life League’s STOPP International recently conducted a survey of 315 Girl Scout councils nationwide, asking whether they had a relationship with Planned Parenthood. Of these, 249 did not answer, 17 admitted ties with Planned Parenthood and 49 said they did not.

In Texas, the report shows that 5 councils are not affiliated with PP, 1 council does have a relationship with PP, and 13 councils declined to answer. According to STOPP, the purpose of the investigation is to protect young girls from the harms of PP.

The Bluebonnet Girl Scout Council, which oversees troops in the Waco area and 13 other counties, not only allowed its logo to be used on materials for two sex-education seminars sponsored by Planned Parenthood, but gave a “woman of distinction” award to Pam Smallwood, Planned Parenthood of Central Texas (PPCT) executive director, at their banquet last year.

In addition, for the past nine years this Council has co-sponsored PPCT’s “Nobody’s Fool” summer sex promotion program. Last July, PPCT distributed copies of their kiddie porn book, It’s Perfectly Normal, to girls in grades 7-9 who attended this conference. The Life Advocate (June/July,‘98 and in June/July ’03) carried detailed reviews of this disgusting book. (The Life Office has copies available for your review.)

As a result of this ongoing, disturbing pattern, John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco began asking people to e-mail Bluebonnet executives and tell them they would no longer buy Girl Scout cookies and why. He is calling this “fast and abstinence” rather than a “boycott”. Pisciotta says he realizes there are many Girl Scout councils around the country that have no ties to Planned Parenthood, but urges parents of girls involved in scouting to research their own daughter’s council and, if they find such evidence, work to convince them to sever those ties. Otherwise, they might consider following the example of at least nine other Waco families who have withdrawn their daughters from the Bluebonnet Girl Scout Council.

For more information, Dr. Pisciotta can be reached at: john_pisciotta@hotmail.com.

And to think, when I was a Girl Scout, (which seems like a million years ago), the big scandal back then was that the national Girl Scout office allowed each troop to keep just one penny from each box of cookies we sold.

UPDATE

As a result of the cookie boycott and the national media coverage it generated, the Bluebonnet Girl Scout Council’s Board of Directors voted to discontinue its nine year co-sponsorship of Planned Parent-hood’s annual sex ed conference. It should be noted however, that the board’s decision affects the Bluebonnet Council only.

At the national level, the tie between Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood continues. Indeed Girl Scout Chief Executive Officer Kathy Cloninger confirmed the fact that they partner with many groups, including the pro-abortion YWCA as well as Planned Parenthood, which she said brings “information-based sex education programs to girls.”

Another Scout spokesman Ellen Christie, offered additional insight: “We are not a Judeo-Christian or religious organization at all. We never have been.” She also said the organization does not discriminate and welcomes lesbian girls and scout leaders.

Parents may want to know that there are alternatives to Girl Scouts, including American Heritage Girls, which was founded in 1995 and calls itself a “program of character building”. It offers merit badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences.

[Information for this article was gathered from The Ryan Report 2/04, The Houston Chronicle,4/13/04, WorldNetDaily 2/25/04 and The Caleb Report, March/April, ‘04.]UBl


34 posted on 03/08/2005 11:23:41 AM PST by Search4Truth (When a man lies he murders some part of the world.)
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To: Betteboop

If only there were more like you around, the girls would be safe.


35 posted on 03/08/2005 11:31:26 AM PST by Search4Truth (When a man lies he murders some part of the world.)
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To: Calpernia

Bump!


36 posted on 03/08/2005 3:33:11 PM PST by JLO (not always MN nice)
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To: Search4Truth

I really do miss it at times, but I sort of got burnt out after doing all the things I did---training, mostly!!

I'll be retiring in a few years and perhaps I'll go back to it then.


37 posted on 03/09/2005 4:44:36 AM PST by Betteboop
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