I hated the Brownies for my year in them. Unfortunately, my daughter is due to be one this year because 99% of the girls in her class in her (Catholic) school belong to one troop. I was not going to let her join, but my ex decided that it was a sign of my bad parenting (he wants to get 50/50 custody so he can stop paying his meager child support) that I kept her away from the other girls like that. Grrrrrrr. I am hoping since the troop is girls from the Catholic school and led by one of the moms that it is kept insulated from the BS.
The Catholic Elementary school where my son attended seemed to have a decently organized Girl Scout troop. He was in the Cub Scout counterpart based out of that Church and, as was already mentioned, was completely immersed in what I would call traditional American values, family and social.
Even so I found it was a good idea to be present at the parents meetings if only to hear of the upcoming proposed (read changeable) events.
Very sad to read about the shifting values of the Girl Scouts.