GSUSA might be shifting to the Left in part to please the very large donor sources the organization feels it needs to continue to survive nowadays. As in understanding many seemingly inexplicable things, follow the money, especially in non-profits. Product sales help fund troops and Scouting at a more local level, and at a local level Scouting may well still reflect and be responsive to a conservative population which still remembers and practices traditional Girl Scouting in many parts of “flyover country.”
Does anyone have the membership figures for Girl Scouts for the last ten years or so, by the way? The organization certainly does.
unfortunately we turn girls away and maintain waiting lists of little girls because we do not have enough adults willing to volunteer to lead troops
If membership is dropping it is because there are so many opportunities now for girls in sports etc, that did not exist when GS was in its heyday, and a lot of kids are so overscheduled with sports music dance and enrichment that being part of a GS troop and camping just seems like low priority, God Forbid Little Iodine miss a soccer game to go camping....
and here are some of those damnable liberal sponsors of this year's convention, you might want to boycott Coca Cola, Exxon Mobil, Ford, Justine Magazine. Mutual of Omaha, Kappa Delta OMG