Hate to punish the girls for what parents and or “the organization” is doing but hopefully it will open some eyes and ears to what’s going on behind the scenes. No cookies for us too.
As a Catholic parent of two girl scouts, my wife is the troop leader, this relationship to planned parenthood is perplexing. I can say that our small community troop does not promote the PP ideas and values. To the contrary, they work on community and educational projects to make the girls better citizens. My oldest has earned her Silver Award and will begin working on her Gold Award soon.(Top award for GS like the Eagle Scout is top for the Boy Scouts) My youngest will begin work on her Silver Award.
What I’m getting at is that I don’t want to punish kids who are involved in good, wholesome activities because of who may be involved in support of the national organization.
In 1992, Levi Strauss Co. pulled support from the Boy Scouts because the BSA would not accept gay scout masters. I and many others did and have boycotted Levi’s since that day. (I haven’t bought or worn any Levi’s clothing since that time. Including Dockers) So if you are refusing to buy cookies or help support individual Girl Scouts, aren’t you being like Levi’s and punishing kids because of the actions of the adults?
Article on BSA and Levi’s http://www.nytimes.com/1992/05/31/style/signals-why-levi-s-don-t-fit-scouts.html