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  • Thin Mints melee: Woman accused of aggravated assault over Girl Scout cookies

    02/23/2011 7:48:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Naples News ^ | February 21, 2011
    A box of Girl Scout cookies landed one Collier County woman in jail this weekend. Hersha C. Howard, 31, Ambrosia Lane, Golden Gate Estates, was arrested Sunday by Collier deputies in the 7000 block of Ambrosia Lane. She was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a fight with another woman over a box of Thin Mints.
  • 2 Girl Scouts Robbed By Drive By Cookie Monster

    01/26/2011 10:18:24 AM PST · by traumer · 26 replies
    Woman snatched close to $100 from Palm Beach Girl Scouts There's another cookie monster on the loose in West Palm Beach and she's behind the wheel of a car. Two Girl Scout cookie sellers were targeted by a woman who drove up to their cookie stand and snatched their hard-earned dough, reports WPBF.com The drive-by happened Sunday night at a shopping center in Palm Beach Gardens. A woman in a maroon, four-door Honda pulled up to 7-year-old Vanessa Bergeron's cookie table and asked for a box of the treats. Her mother, Missy, was also at the table and walked up...
  • Not Your Mother’s Girl Scouts

    10/19/2010 9:51:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 54 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 19, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Americans may still see the Girl Scouts of America (GSA) as an apolitical group but the group’s leader has acknowledged a marked change in the GSA. “We’re not your mother’s Girl Scout troup,” GSA executive director Marty Evans has said. “In 1972, they dropped loyalty to their country from their oath in favor of ‘I will do my best to be honest and fair,’” J. C. Willke writes in the October 2010 issue of the Life Issues Connector newsletter. “In 1975 the first Catholic Archdiocese cut off all support for the Girl Scouts because of their sex-ed program.” “During 1993,...
  • [PayPal, Girl Scouts]Newly Identified Corporate Supporters of Planned Parenthood Named

    08/11/2010 10:18:26 AM PDT · by topher · 26 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wednesday, August 11, 2010
    Wednesday August 11, 2010 Newly Identified Corporate Supporters of Planned Parenthood Named FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Life Decisions International (LDI) has released a revised edition of The Boycott List identifying corporations that support of Planned Parenthood, the world's primary abortion-advocacy group."As a direct result of the commitment, action and prayers of pro-family people, at least 256 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood," said Kenneth C. Garvey, LDI's Director of Communications. It is estimated that the boycott has cost Planned Parenthood more than $40 million since the Corporate Funding Project (CFP) began nearly 18 years ago....
  • Girl Scout creates dog bite prevention program for Gold Award

    05/09/2010 9:51:54 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 623+ views
    dothaneagle ^ | May 9, 2010 | Peggy Ussery
    Willie stood calmly as each of the children at Hawk-Houston Boys and Girls Club approached him, holding out their hands before patting him on the chin or chest. The small Yorkshire terrier was there with his owner to teach the children about responsible dog ownership and dog bite prevention. The program being used that afternoon was created by local Girl Scout Kathryn Venezia. The Houston Academy senior developed the program as part of her effort to earn the Girl Scout’s highest honor, the Gold Award. Last year, there were 5,500 Girl Scouts who earned Gold awards. “I wanted something more...
  • Girl Scouts Go Wild

    03/22/2010 8:26:13 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 694+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 22, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Girls Scouts Go Wild Malcolm A. Kline, March 22, 2010 While Girl Scouts around the country went door to door selling cookies, their national representatives were trying to explain a sex brochure distributed at a UN meeting the GSA was represented at. “As to their claim that the brochure might have been left in the room by a previous organizational user, the Friday Fax looked into the question of who used the room prior to the Girl Scouts at 4:00 pm on March 1,” Terrence McKeegan reported in a weekly communication sent out by the Catholic Family and Human Rights...
  • Girl Scouts taught how to be 'hot'

    03/17/2010 4:26:28 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 47 replies · 2,020+ views
    WND ^ | March 16, 2010 | Kathleen Farah
    What every girl should know about being "hot" now is being provided – by Planned Parenthood in concert with the Girl Scouts. This week, the World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides held a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations in which Planned Parenthood distributed a brochure entitled "Healthy, Happy and Hot." ............ ............ The brochure targets young people and contains graphic details on sex. It also encourages casual sex in many forms. "Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse… But, there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types...
  • UN-Prepared Girl Scouts (NSFW)

    03/15/2010 8:22:16 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 22 replies · 1,058+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | March 15, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    UN-Prepared Girl Scouts Malcolm A. Kline, March 15, 2010 Apparently the Girl Scouts have decided to modernize their age-old motto: Be Prepared. “The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations this week where Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute a brochure entitled ‘Healthy, Happy and Hot,’” Terrence McKeegan of the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute reported on March 11, 2010. “The event was part of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which concludes this week.” “The brochure, aimed at young people living with HIV, contains...
  • Girl Scout Politics Less Than Sweet

    03/13/2010 5:29:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 1,571+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2010 | Kathryn Lopez
    I've seen more than a few boxes of Do-Si-Dos and Samoas around lately. It's hard to look askance at the Girl Scouts when there's so much sweetness in the air. But there is reason for keeping the Girl Scouts out of the "mom and apple pie" category. For one thing, the organization has a think tank, a nongovernmental organization and a welcome mat out to Planned Parenthood. At a meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women this month, the World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides held a session for young people in which the...
  • Girl Scouts OK Pro-Abortion Planned Parenthood Sex Guide at United Nations Mtg

    03/11/2010 3:35:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 1,397+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/11/10 | Terrence McKeegan, J.D.
    LifeNews.com Note: Terrence McKeegan writes for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. This article originally appeared in the pro-life group's Friday Fax publication and is used with permission. New York, NY (LifeNews.com/CFAM) -- The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations this week where Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute a brochure entitled “Healthy, Happy and Hot.” The event was part of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which concludes this week. The brochure, aimed at young people living with HIV, contains explicit and...
  • Pro-Life Group Releases New List of Planned Parenthood Abortion Donors

    01/11/2007 1:37:37 PM PST · by cpforlife.org · 27 replies · 7,740+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 10, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A pro-life organization that monitors corporations that donate money to Planned Parenthood has released a new list of companies that give money to the nation's largest abortion business. New corporations on the boycott list include jeweler Tiffany & Company and Blackjack Pizza restaurants. Life Decisions International has been monitoring companies for over 15 years and says that at least 137 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood as a result of the pro-life boycotts. That's cost Planned Parenthood an estimated $35 million. "This should be a testament to those who believe it is impossible to change corporate...
  • Girl Scout Cookie Super Seller Provides Inspiration For Annual Program

    01/16/2010 3:54:23 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies · 810+ views
    24/7 Press Release ^ | January 16, 2010 | Staff Writer
    VENTURA, CA, At the onset of the annual Girl Scout Cookie season, sixth-grader Katelynn Gervais, last year's Super Cookie Seller for Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast, is looking forward to hitting her goal of selling 2,500 boxes of cookies this year as the traditional sale to support girls kicks off Saturday, January 16th throughout the council's six coastal communities ranging from Ventura County in the south to Santa Cruz County in the north. Girl Scouts of every grade-level including Girl Scout Daisy, and teens through Girl Scout Ambassadors, will be participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program from January...
  • Ordinary Majesty, Extraordinary Failure

    11/07/2009 7:45:08 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 20 replies · 1,166+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 7 Nov. 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Until the mass murder at Fort Hood intervened, I’d intended to write about Thursday’s bingo night to benefit the Girl Scouts. It was a cold and stormy night. Almost all of the summer visitors are gone. We thought there’d be sparse attendance at the monthly charity bingo game put on by the Rotary Club. But the place was packed, wall to wall. Dozens of Brownies and Girl Scouts in uniform were scurrying about, serving the players. Final figures weren’t available on the spot. From prior experience, however, I’m sure more than $1,000 was raised for the Scouts. How ordinary is...
  • Too many sex offenders for Girl Scouts location?

    10/25/2009 12:10:51 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies · 1,015+ views
    AP ^ | Oct. 25, 2009
    Twin Falls, Idaho » The headquarters for 620 Girls Scouts in south-central Idaho is moving because too many registered sex offenders live near its current downtown office, officials said. "Do we feel this is the safest environment for girls being served in the area?" asked Shelli Rambo Robertson, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, which includes Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. "We did not." The group last month discontinued meetings at the southern Idaho office and is moving to a new office near the College of Southern Idaho. The headquarters on Fourth Avenue was in an industrial part...
  • Mahdi Bray's Secret, Checkered Past

    03/26/2009 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 920+ views
    IPT News - An IPT Investigation ^ | March 25, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "For all his public activity, Bray has rarely, if ever, discussed his life story in detail. His own MAS biography offers vague descriptions of his work as "a long time civil and human rights advocate." A charismatic African-American convert to Islam, Bray spent this entire decade working for Islamist organizations. Prior to joining MAS, Bray was political director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Those jobs have helped him build a growing public profile and given him access to politicians and policy makers. And that may explain his reluctance to discuss his life before political activism. The Investigative...
  • Are the Brownies to become the Brownie Shirts?

    09/13/2009 11:03:17 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 34 replies · 1,228+ views
    Liberty and Power at the History News Network ^ | September 13, 2009 | Wendy McElroy
    Obama's youth recruitment continues unabated with last week's co-announcement by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Girls Scouts CEO Kathy Cloninger of a new "Preparedness" patch for Girl Scouts. Yep, the Girl Scouts are the latest DHS/Obama recruits..As Yahoo Daily News reports in an article entitled "US Girl Scouts prepare for war, pestilence," The move is part of a month-long government effort to make Americans better able to cope with natural and man-made disasters. The Doug Powers blog astutely comments, “Man-made disaster” is of course Hopenchange speak for “terrorist attack.” No doubt the Girl Scouts will also be taught that...
  • Caption Napolitano

    09/10/2009 10:21:07 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 36 replies · 1,536+ views
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announces a new Girl Scout preparedness patch Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at the Scotchtown Hills Elementary School in Laurel, Md
  • US Girl Scouts prepare for war, pestilence

    09/09/2009 7:07:00 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 39 replies · 1,647+ views
    AFP ^ | September 8, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States wants to enlist its 3.4 million Girl Scouts in the effort to combat hurricanes, pandemics, terror attacks and other disasters. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a campaign Tuesday to entice the blue, brown and green-clad multitudes to be even more prepared, with the promise of a new patch if they pitch in. The young scouts will be able to emblazon their sashes or vests with the patch if they undergo the training which readies them for an emergency. "This new preparedness patch will increase citizen preparedness and enhance our country's readiness for...
  • Brownies' project warms congresswoman's heart

    07/19/2009 6:46:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 573+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — One of the first things a group of post Brownies did with a solar oven was bake brownies. Members of Brownie Troop 2181 have decided their community service project will involve solar ovens. The girls’ goal is to buy five of the ovens for needy families. “We want to help people who don’t have a lot,” 6-year-old troop member K.J. Engasser said. The recently formed troop is working with Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture, a nonprofit education organization in Sierra Vista that promotes sustainable food production and sustainable methods of cooking, such as solar ovens That the Brownies...
  • Fraternity Brothers Give Back to Fellow Soldiers and Iraqi Children

    07/08/2009 5:10:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 335+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Lt. Col. Pat Simon, USA
    Members of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity teach first aid to Iraqi Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts during a recent partnership session. Photo by Lt. Col. Pat Simon, 225th Engineer Brigade. BAGHDAD — "From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." That quote from former tennis great Arthur Ashe is not just a famous saying, it's a way of life for a unique group of Soldiers deployed here.They are members of the college fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, who meet every week at the Pegasus dining facility on Camp Liberty. They are fraternity "brothers...
  • MAS' Esam Omeish Seeks Virginia Office

    05/01/2009 4:45:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 632+ views
    IPT News ^ | May 1, 2009 | n/a
    MAS' Esam Omeish Seeks Virginia Office Campaign Mum on MAS Ties, Radical Omeish Speeches IPT News May 1, 2009 The last time the public got a good look at Esam Omeish, he was resigning from a Virginia immigration panel, claiming that the posting of videos showing him praising Palestinians who chose "the jihad way" to liberate their land was part of a smear campaign against him. Now Omeish is diving into the deep end of smear campaigns, offering himself as a candidate for a partisan legislative seat in Northern Virginia. Omeish is among four Democrats vying to win their party's...
  • Girl Scouts exposed: Lessons in lesbianism

    05/17/2009 5:13:04 PM PDT · by massmike · 73 replies · 3,470+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 5/17/2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    When many parents think of Girl Scouts, they imagine young girls in uniform selling Thin Mints and Tagalong cookies – not learning about stone labyrinths, world peace, global warming, yoga, avatars, smudging incense, Zen gardens and feminist, communist and lesbian role models. But that's exactly what many of 2.7 million Girl Scouts will learn about with a new curriculum called "Journeys" released last year.
  • 8-Year-Old Girl Scout Stopped from Selling Cookies Online

    03/21/2009 5:30:40 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,009+ views
    switched. ^ | Mar 21st 2009 | Dan Reilly,
    Just as is the case with the newspaper industry, it seems as though the organization behind the Girl Scouts hasn't fully grasped how to integrate the Web into its business model. After one enterprising scout tried promoting her cookie sale online, the Girl Scouts of America got wise and stopped the little operation because it was against its rules. Little Wild Freeborn, 8, of Asheville, NC, wanted to sell 12,000 boxes of the cookies so that she and her troop could get a free trip to Scout summer camp. After doing the door-to-door bit, Wild posted a YouTube video to...
  • Masked man nabs $800 from Girl Scouts (Palin sells cookies for Girl Scouts) (Video)

    03/17/2009 8:10:28 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 23 replies · 1,257+ views
    Juneau Empire ^ | March 16, 2009 | Eric Morrison
    Two 10-year-old girls were left in hysterics after a masked man brazenly stole nearly $800 in cookie sale proceeds from a local Girl Scout troop at Fred Meyer on Sunday night. "It's pretty pathetic that someone would steal money from two kids," said Caroline Hassler, the Troop 32 co-leader that witnessed the cookie caper. "I don't know what to say about that. It kind of speaks for itself." The girls were just about finished with their four-hour shift of selling the cookies when a man in a ski mask and goggles allegedly nabbed a cash box around 5:50 p.m. and...
  • Girl Scout banned from selling cookies on YouTube

    03/14/2009 4:42:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 38 replies · 1,081+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, March 14, 2009 | Jennifer Harper
    She is bright-eyed, pig-tailed and resplendent in Girl Scout green and a multitude of merit badges. Wild Freeborn -- adorable and age 8 -- has caused considerable hubbub with entrepreneurial spirit and a little homemade video. "Help me help others. Buy cookies. They're yummy," little Wild says in her one-minute sales pitch for Thin Mints, Samoas and other traditional mainstays of Girl Scout cookie cuisine. The modest message included an online order form, was videotaped by her father, Bryan Freeborn, in the family living room in Brevard, N.C., and posted at YouTube.com But not for long. • Click here for...
  • Deployed Troops to Receive Sweet Treat Overseas

    03/13/2009 4:41:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 477+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2009 – Deployed servicemembers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and Kuwait will not miss out on Girl Scout cookies this year, thanks to the troop-support group “Hugs for Our Soldiers.” Brownie Troop 61, from Duluth, Ga., display the Girl Scout cookies they plan to send to deployed sevicemembers as part of “Operation: Taste of Home.” Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The group’s first Girl Scout cookie drive was in 2004. Five years later, the group continues to partner with Gwen Lawrence and her Brownie Troop 61 to collect cookies for “Operation: Taste of Home.”...
  • Girl Scouts Reportedly Robbed While Selling Cookies

    02/20/2009 7:25:08 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies · 876+ views
    Fox ^ | 2/20/2009 | Fox
    Two Girl Scouts and their troop leader were robbed as they sold cookies outside a San Antonio store, reports say. The 9-year-old girls were packing up after hours of selling cookies outside a Walgreens in the city's North Side on Wednesday night when a man approached and stole their money, about $250, WOAI.com reports. No injuries were reported. "Both little girls are scared," the troop leader, who did not want to be identified, told WOAI.com. "And they've learned, firsthand, there are bad people out there."
  • Girl Scouts robbed as they sell cookies outside store

    02/19/2009 7:44:48 PM PST · by WheresMyBailout · 53 replies · 1,512+ views
    WOAI ^ | February 19, 2009 | Aubrey Mika Chancellor
    (News 4 WOAI) Two little girls and their troop leader were robbed outside a North Side store Wednesday night. The Brownie troop leader became emotional as she told News 4 WOAI how she witnessed the thief steal from the two 3rd graders. "They didn't take it from me. They took it from my girls," the troop leader said. The 9-year-olds had set up and sold their cookies at the Walgreens in the Medical Center several times before, and everything had been fine. But Wednesday night, a man stole all of their hard-earned money. "We were finishing up our shift and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~What Girl Scout Cookie Are You? ~ February.11.2009

    02/10/2009 5:07:54 PM PST · by Mrs.Nooseman · 338 replies · 2,853+ views
    02.10.2009 | Mrs.Nooseman
    Freeper Canteen:What Girl Scout Cookie Are You?   Today We Want To Know...What Girl Scout Cookie You Are Click here and take the quiz! At the last question, choose HTML, then submit, to get your answer. After you do so, please post your findings in the Canteen!   Have fun!
  • Valley Girl Scouts

    01/16/2009 1:53:22 PM PST · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 501+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 16, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Valley Girl Scouts by: Malcolm A. Kline, January 16, 2009 As the season approaches when we load up on Thin Mints, we might want to ask ourselves what happened to the group that sells them. Where Girl Scouts of yore were taught to be prepared, parents of today’s troopers may ask themselves “For what?” Christina Hoff Sommers, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has shown in her book, One Nation Under Therapy, how the Girl Scouts have morphed into a touchy-feely organization. “The Girl Scouts now give out stressless badges which they can earn by focused breathing, exchanging...
  • Say 'hola' to new Girl Scout cookie

    01/11/2009 10:42:35 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 108 replies · 2,679+ views
    Cleveland Daily Banner ^ | January 11, 2009 | Staff Writer
    Beginning Jan. 16, Girl Scouts of the Moccasin Bend Council will be practicing Spanish as they ask customers to purchase the Dulce de Leche (DOOL-seh deh LEH-chay) cookies which means "candy of milk." Inspired by the classic confections of Latin America, the all-new Dulce de Leche cookies are rich with milk caramel chips and stripes and have a hint of cinnamon. This latest Girl Scout cookie adds an international flair to this year's Girl Scout Cookie Season. This new cookie also gives Girl Scouts a unique opportunity to celebrate Latin-American cultures and learn a little "Cookie Spanish" at the same...
  • God and Country, by Means of Divine Mercy (Catholic Caucus)

    11/13/2008 8:13:07 AM PST · by sockmonkey · 3 replies · 298+ views
    Marians of the Immaculate Conception ^ | November 7, 2008 | Felix Carroll
    From its very beginnings nearly 100 years ago, the motivating force in Girl Scouting has been a spiritual one. Girl Scouts promise to serve God and country and "to help people at all times." With that in mind, it was probably only a matter of time before Girl Scouts discovered the message of Divine Mercy as revealed to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s, a call for spiritual renewal through trust in God This autumn, a Girl Scout troop in Texas pinned and sewed the portraiture of Jesus, The Divine Mercy, on their sashes and vests, earning scouting's first-ever...
  • Obama campaign patches up goof with Naperville Girl Scouts (Team Obama Hates Female People!)

    09/13/2008 9:52:15 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 20 replies · 227+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/10/2008 | Jon Yates
    Michelle Walsh wanted to teach her 2nd-grade Girl Scout troop about the presidential election. What the Naperville mother got was a lesson about the rough-and-tumble world of political finances. Walsh said she called both campaigns and asked for free trinkets she could give the 7-year-olds to help them learn. If they did well, she explained, each Scout would earn her "Ms. President" patch. The tchotchkes would provide added incentive. A representative for John McCain responded immediately, sending Walsh a box filled with stickers and signs. Jon Yates The Barack Obama camp wasn't quite so generous, Walsh said. The troop leader...
  • Team Obama Disses Girl Scouts

    09/11/2008 12:31:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies · 798+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/11/2008 | Cisco Cotto
    Is the Obama campaign really this cash-strapped? We know his supposedly legendary fundraising operation is hurting. Heck, if the New York Times is willing to admit it’s hit a rough patch things must really be bad, but is it so tight that he can’t spare a few bucks worth of stickers and signs for some little girls? Michelle Walsh is a Girl Scout leader in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. Her 2nd grade girls work hard at selling cookies and building crafts. But Walsh sometimes tries to go a step further. She wants to teach the girls about civics, specifically...
  • Obama campaign patches up goof with Naperville Girl Scouts

    09/10/2008 10:29:38 AM PDT · by flyfree · 52 replies · 177+ views
    Michelle Walsh wanted to teach her 2nd-grade Girl Scout troop about the presidential election. What the Naperville mother got was a lesson about the rough-and-tumble world of political finances. Walsh said she called both campaigns and asked for free trinkets she could give the 7-year-olds to help them learn. If they did well, she explained, each Scout would earn her "Ms. President" patch. The tchotchkes would provide added incentive. A representative for John McCain responded immediately, sending Walsh a box filled with stickers and signs. The Barack Obama camp wasn't quite so generous, Walsh said. The troop leader said she...
  • Girl Scout Sells 17,000 Boxes Of Cookies

    05/15/2008 10:15:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies · 115+ views
    KSAT.COM ^ | 05/15/2008
    DETROIT -- Jennifer Sharpe is one sharp cookie, especially when it comes to selling Girl Scout Cookies. The 15-year-old from Dearborn, Mich., sold more than 17,000 boxes of cookies. Jennifer was on a street corner with her mom every day selling Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos and the rest of the cookie line. Pam Sharpe, Jennifer's mother and troop leader, said the sales effort helped build her daughter's confidence. She said that at first, Jennifer was shy and quiet but came out of her shell selling the cookies. National Girl Scout officials said there is no cookie sale record on the books,...
  • Two Girl Scouts Start Campaign Against Cookie Sales

    04/16/2008 3:21:36 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 67 replies · 117+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 4/15/2008 | Marjorie Kauth-Karjala
    Two Girl Scouts Start Campaign Against Cookie Sales By MARJORIE KAUTH-KARJALA   Seventh graders Rhiannon Tomtishen, left, and Madison Vorva are helping to save orangutans by raising awareness of the effect of palm oil plantations on the primate's habitat. (Photo by Leisa Thompson)     ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Two middle school students who started a project to earn a Girl Scout award have ended up rejecting what may be the best known of their organization's symbols: Girl Scout cookies. Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, both 12, started doing research last fall on endangered orangutans in Indonesia as part of...
  • Girl Scouts send deployed soldiers notes of thanks, and lots of boxes of cookies

    04/04/2008 5:22:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 227+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — While deployed in Kuwait, Spc. Herbert Brown remembers how much he and his comrades appreciated the little things from home. So when boxes of Girl Scout cookies were shipped to his unit, the men and women were completely moved by the gesture of good will. “It’s really hard to express how much this means to the soldiers,” Brown said, recalling what it was like to be on the receiving end of the cookies. “I was in Kuwait in ‘05-’06, and it meant a lot that people I didn’t even know were thinking about me.” For the past...
  • Girl Scout Cookies

    03/15/2008 10:51:11 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 42 replies · 683+ views
    The Berkeley Bee | March 15, 2008 | Gertrude C. Schwarzhopher
    Greetings members of the sisterhood. Well, it's that time of the year again. Girl Scout cookie time. A time when our little sisters in bondage are forced by their patriarchal masters to spend rainy Saturday mornings in front of supermarkets, post offices and department stores, peddling over-priced cookies on rickety tables, in order that they raise monies to support the organization that helps enslave them and prepare them for a lifetime of subjugation, submissiveness and slavery. Yes, my fellow sisters, I'm talking about the Girl Scouts of America. An organization formed by our evil paternalistic forefathers to ensure that...
  • Teens Unremorseful After Stealing From Girl Scout (watch the video)

    02/02/2008 7:50:11 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 103 replies · 538+ views
    WPBF.com ^ | 2/1/2008 | Staff
    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- The State Attorney's Office will decide whether to charge two teens who admit they robbed a 9-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies outside of a Boynton Beach supermarket. "I thought that it was a really mean thing to do, and I was sad after," Girl Scout Gracie Smith told WPBF News 25. Authorities said that a 17-year-old girl in a hot-pink sweatshirt approached Smith outside of a Winn-Dixie supermarket at Hypoluxo and Jog roads in Boynton Beach Wednesday evening and asked the girl what her favorite cookies were. Police told WPBF that, while Smith was telling the...
  • Roswell Girl Scout earns every badge available

    01/22/2008 1:11:01 PM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 18 replies · 891+ views
    AJC.com ^ | 01/22/08 | MARY MacDONALD
    In a time when many kids flutter from activity to activity, Katherine Tuggle stands out as a model of commitment.For the past three years, the Girl Scout has worked toward a singular goal —collecting every badge available. She has all 104, each of which required six different tasks. To that end, among other things, Katherine, 11, has cooked supper over a backyard fire pit, hiked a trail using a compass, sampled exotic fruits and vegetables, taught her dog to shake hands and tackled ice skating.And, of course, she sells the famous Girl Scout cookies every year.Most of the badges required...
  • FReeper Comments/Ratings Desired - Coffee/Cookies for Troops Video

    11/01/2007 1:40:29 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 7 replies · 65+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 11/01/2007 | Melanie Morgan/Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson
    We just posted a video to YouTube that showcases an effort by Move America Forward to deliver Coffee, Cookies and more to our troops. Please rate the video at YouTube, post comments, etc... as you see fit. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd0rGxGhttk
  • Christian Alternative to Secular Girl Scouts Growing, Expanding

    08/06/2007 2:13:36 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 22 replies · 621+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Fri, Aug. 03, 2007 Posted: 20:14:11 PM EST | anon
    Christian Alternative to Secular Girl Scouts Growing, Expanding http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070803/28750_Christian_Alternative_to_Secular_Girl_Scouts_Growing,_Expanding.htm http://tinyurl.com/36w64j American Heritage Girls (AHG), a Christian alternative to Girl Scouts, has entered a new phase of growth this month with plans to expand to all 50 states by 2008. Fri, Aug. 03, 2007 Posted: 20:14:11 PM EST American Heritage Girls (AHG), a Christian alternative to Girl Scouts, has entered a new phase of growth this month with plans to expand to all 50 states by 2008. The 12-year-old organization offering girls programs that are God-centered has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years while large secular organizations such as t Girl...
  • Camp getaway for military daughters

    07/11/2007 6:10:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 454+ views
    Next month, about 80 young girls from southern Arizona will head off to an extended Girl Scout camp for free. "Operation Red Shirt" gives young girls with a parent deployed overseas the chance to attend Girl Scout camp whether they're a scout or not. Seven year old Emma Guerry is very excited about her first day of summer camp. "It's on Mountain Lemmon," said Emma with a laugh. The Mount Lemmon camp is an all girl's camp for military daughters with at least one parent serving overseas in the war. "Kids coming back to school in the fall don't always...
  • Girl Scout Escapes From Bear Trying to Pull Her Out of Tent in New Jersey

    06/07/2007 1:46:22 PM PDT · by RDTF · 29 replies · 941+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 7, 2007 | AP
    <p>WHITE HAVEN, Pa. — A bear tried to pull a Girl Scout out of her tent during a camping trip, the girl and scout officials said.</p> <p>Celeste Tietz, 11, said Wednesday that she managed to grab a tent pole and slide out of her sleeping bag as the bear was tugging at it early Sunday morning at Camp Mosey Wood.</p>
  • FIRST-PERSON: Not your mom's Girl Scouts

    04/27/2007 7:00:56 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 23 replies · 728+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Apr 26, 2007 | Penna Dexter
    FIRST-PERSON: Not your mom's Girl Scouts http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=25503 By Penna Dexter Apr 26, 2007 DALLAS (BP)--Did you get your Girl Scout cookies this year? Those delectable Thin Mints, those yummy Do-Si-Dos, the melt-in-your mouth Tagalongs. Ya' know, they say these treats no longer contain trans fats. Perhaps the cookies are more wholesome than they were when I sold them oh-so-many years ago. But the national organization that promotes their sale, the Girl Scouts of the USA, is not. Pro-family Americans have admired the Boy Scouts' unwavering opposition -- even under intense pressure -- to get the organization to permit homosexuals to...
  • Not your mom's Girl Scouts

    04/26/2007 4:10:32 PM PDT · by Sopater · 7 replies · 498+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Apr 26, 2007 | Penna Dexter
    DALLAS (BP)--Did you get your Girl Scout cookies this year? Those delectable Thin Mints, those yummy Do-Si-Dos, the melt-in-your mouth Tagalongs. Ya' know, they say these treats no longer contain trans fats. Perhaps the cookies are more wholesome than they were when I sold them oh-so-many years ago. But the national organization that promotes their sale, the Girl Scouts of the USA, is not. Pro-family Americans have admired the Boy Scouts' unwavering opposition -- even under intense pressure -- to get the organization to permit homosexuals to be scoutmasters. The Boy Scouts of America has stood firm against the politically...
  • Sisterhood of Girl Scouts becoming ethnic patchwork

    04/17/2007 7:02:23 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 11 replies · 258+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Monday, April 16, 2007 3:29 AM | Sherri Williams
    Sisterhood of Girl Scouts becoming ethnic patchwork http://www.columbusdispatch.com/dispatch/content/local_news/stories/2007/04/16/SCOUTS.ART_ART_04-16-07_A1_GU6D2CV.html http://tinyurl.com/2ut5uc Monday, April 16, 2007 3:29 AM By Sherri Williams THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH The 12 girls are beautiful, always moving and free, like monarcas, Spanish for a type of butterfly. But the lessons on appearance for the young Latinas aren't just on how to look pretty; they're meant to boost the confidence of the girls, who are members of Girl Scout Troop 1118, the Monarcas. At a recent troop meeting on the West Side, volunteer stylists gave the girls tips on dressing appropriately. They created a mixture of hairspray and happiness, along...
  • Girl Scouts Want You To Die

    03/04/2007 7:15:02 AM PST · by Valin · 171 replies · 2,804+ views
    American.com ^ | 2/26/07 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    My local liquor store is selling Girl Scout cookies, and last week I chose Thin Mints over gin, thinking myself quite virtuous. Little did I know… According to MeMe Roth, who is the head (and may be the sole member) of National Action Against Obesity: Girl Scouts have an economic, medical and moral imperative to dump junk food as their $700 million fundraising source….Girl Scout Cookies are high-calorie, high-sugar, high in saturated fat and nearly devoid of nutrition. Using young girls as a front to push millions of cookies onto an already bloated population further exacerbates an alarming [obesity] crisis,...
  • America Supports You: Troops Get Girl Scouts’ Gift of Caring

    01/18/2007 5:18:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 324+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2007 – When the Girl Scouts combined their knack for selling cookies with their dedication to community service, they cooked up the Gift of Caring program. Each Girl Scout troop can choose a Gift of Caring partner to receive donated boxes of Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Trefoils and other baked favorites throughout the cookie-selling season. Girl Scouts near the nation's capital are sending cookies to deployed servicemembers through the Gift of Caring Program. Courtesy photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Many girls of the 4,000 troops in the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital have...