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  • Flier details Girl Scouts connection to abortion advocacy

    01/14/2015 7:08:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life dynamics ^ | January 14, 2015 | life dynamics
    A group, which seeks to educate the public about the connections the Girl Scouts have to abortion advocacy, has developed a flier which pro-lifers can hand to troops who solicit them for Girl Scout cookies. MyGirlScoutCouncil.com states that their goal is to provide documentation of Girl Scout concerns that directly impact those seeking information, “Each statement uses Girl Scout documents to connect every member and council to the national (GSUSA) and international (WAGGGS) scouting organizations, and provides recent examples of why this is problematic for many pro-lifers,” they write on their website. To better assist pro-lifers, the group has produced...
  • Concerns Over Girl Scouts Persist Following USCCB Investigation

    07/16/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | BRIGID CURTIS AYER
    WASHINGTON — Tensions between Girl Scouts’ messaging and Catholic teaching have led to a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies, the ousting of Girl Scouts from parishes, and a significant drop in Catholic membership in the Girl Scouts. Now a panel of U.S. bishops has released the results of a two-year investigation into Girl Scouts’ problematic messaging, ties to Planned Parenthood, and continued advocacy of so-called reproductive rights by the organization’s international affiliate, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Their findings indicate that the concerns continue to persist, regarding the problematic connections between the Girl Scouts...
  • Former Girl Scout CEO pleads guilty to embezzlement (VA)

    04/22/2014 12:18:54 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 16 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 04/21/2014 | Bill McKelway
    Carne, 62, pleaded guilty to a single count of embezzlement Monday in Hanover Circuit Court and faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced in July.
  • USCCB releases resource guide on Girl Scouts for Catholic parishes

    04/11/2014 4:14:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    cns ^ | April 9, 2014 | Carol Zimmermann
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Responding to concerns about Catholic involvement with Girl Scouts, a U.S. bishops' committee released key points from its dialogue with Girl Scout leaders outlining major concerns of church leaders and the national organization's responses. The aim of the resource, issued April 2 by the bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, was not to support or oppose Catholic involvement with Girl Scouts of the USA, known as GSUSA, but to provide local bishops, pastors, youth leaders and parents with necessary information to determine their level of involvement. Catholics have been affiliated with Girl Scouts for...
  • Girl scouts hire lesbian as chief 'girl experience officer'

    02/28/2014 7:10:52 AM PST · by massmike · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 02/26/2014 | AUSTIN RUSE
    As millions of moms consider digging into pocketbooks for Girl Scout cookies this year, they may be interested to know about the hiring of Krista Kokjohn-Poehler in the Girl Scouts executive office in New York City. Kokjohn-Poehler is an out lesbian married to a woman named Ashley Kokjohn. And, given her sexual preference, it may strike some as odd that her job title is "Girl Experience Officer." Penny Nance, former Girl Scout and president of Concerned Women for America, told Breitbart News, “In the last ten years the Girl Scouts have lost about a few hundred thousand members, and part...
  • Girl Scout CEO Makes YouTube Plea Against Cookiecott

    02/25/2014 6:19:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | Austin Ruse
    There is now little doubt that the Girl Scout cookie boycott is having an effect on cookie sales this year. Girl Scout spokesman Kelly Parisi went on The O’Reilly Factor this week to try and defuse the mounting controversy, and Girl Scout executives have sent threatening letters to their critics. Girl Scout CEO Anna Marie Chavez took to YouTube on Thursday to deny all charges leveled by the boycotters and to deny at least one charge they haven’t even made. “Recently, various individuals and organizations announced their intention to boycott GS cookies this year, based on mistaken beliefs about our...
  • Pro-life groups to protest Girl Scouts with #Cookiecott Tweetfest on Thursday

    02/06/2014 7:42:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Co-authored with John Jalsevac February 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Soon millions of Americans will be buying Thin Mints from Girl Scouts at churches, street corners, and at neighbors' homes. But according to Human Life Alliance, American Life League, My Girl Scouts Council, and Live Action, those concerned about the sanctity of human life should consider boycotting the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) over the organization's links to pro-abortion organizations and individuals. The groups are organizing a Tweetfest on Thursday, urging Americans to use the hashtag #Cookiecott on Twitter to draw attention to GSUSA's associations with Planned Parenthood and other...
  • Pelosi: Girl Scouts ties with Planned Parenthood, other organizations, ‘very valuable’

    02/02/2012 10:07:51 AM PST · by topher · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, February 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When asked about Girl Scouts of America’s (GSUSA) connections to Planned Parenthood, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that the relationship between the two groups is “very valuable.” Nancy PelosiCNSNews.com asked the former House Speaker following a Girl Scouts-sponsored event, “The Girl Scouts has had some ties to Planned Parenthood, do you think that’s a valuable relationship to have working together?” “The Girl Scouts have relationships with many organizations, and, yes, I think they are all very valuable,” Pelosi replied. Pelosi had been featured at the reception to promote “To Get Her There,”...
  • RUSE: Say no to Girl Scout Cookies (more disgusting factoids on the Girl Scouts)

    01/17/2012 5:50:07 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 76 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Cathy Cleaver Ruse
    ~~snip~~ The Girl Scouts have a cross-dresser in the front office. Ten years ago, Girl Scouts media relations officer Joshua Ackley was frontman for the “homopunk” band the Dead Betties. In publicity shots, he’s dressed in women’s clothing, and in music videos, he appears to be naked and feigning masturbation. The video for “Hellevator” portrays a woman being strangled in an elevator shaft while Mr. Ackley flashes a menacing grin. Today he issues press releases, posts news and views on the Girl Scouts’ blog, and tries to mollify moms who are concerned about Girl Scout ties with Planned Parenthood. In...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Scouting survives: Even in high-tech age, youths learn to 'Be prepared'

    08/06/2006 7:41:01 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 712+ views
    Herald-Mail ^ | Sunday August 6, 2006 | CANDICE BOSELY
    Scouting survives: Even in high-tech age, youths learn to 'Be prepared'http://www.herald-mail.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=144116 Sunday August 6, 2006 by CANDICE BOSELY candiceb@herald-mail.com TRI-STATE - These are a few of their favorite things: Cell phones and cookies, iPods and pop-up tents, video games and wilderness badges. Seeing teenagers - and children even younger - talking or sending text messages on cell phones, fiddling with mp3 music players and playing video games are common sights. Girl Scouting and Boy Scouting might almost seem passé, given the associated images of camping, surviving in the wilderness and sleeping in wooden cabins at camp. But it's not antiquated...
  • Girl Scouts in controversy in Waco area

    03/01/2004 12:53:22 PM PST · by RonF · 7 replies · 216+ views
    Fort Worth - Dallas Star - Telegram ^ | 2/27/04 | Angela K. Brown
    CRAWFORD, Texas - Brownie Troop 7087 is no more, and another Girl Scout troop has only two members left after the other girls were yanked out by their parents. A Christian radio station in nearby Waco aired ads for two weeks urging folks to boycott Girl Scout cookies. Dozens of people in this deeply conservative Central Texas area have been protesting what they call a "cozy relationship" between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood, which provides various health services, including abortions. "It's not that we're a bunch of activists. We're just a bunch of moms who care about their kids,"...
  • Area Girl Scout council president named national CEO (Nashville, TN area)

    08/27/2003 1:22:50 PM PDT · by RonF · 1 replies · 233+ views
    The Tenneseean ^ | 8/26/03 | Carrie Ferguson
    Kathy Cloninger, the head of the local Girl Scout council who saw membership grow by 38% during her tenure here, has a new job — CEO of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. ''I'm completely in awe,'' Cloninger said yesterday. ''It's a big challenge, but a fabulous opportunity for me to continue my passion for this work that I do.'' Cloninger, 52, has been president and CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Cumberland Valley since 1993. The local council serves 26,000 girls; the national membership is 3.9 million girls and has a $62 million annual operating budget. Cloninger,...
  • School rental fees hitting Girl Scouts hard

    02/16/2003 8:58:47 PM PST · by RonF · 6 replies · 298+ views
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | 2/17/03 | Staff Writer
    PROVO, Utah (AP) - School district policies that require rental fees for meeting space is prompting some Girl Scout troops to get creative. A Scout troop that met in Spring Lake Elementary until September, when school officials told leaders they would have to pay to continue using the public school classroom, now crowds around the tiny kitchen table in their leader Kriste Bennion's Payson townhouse. Some Scout groups are resorting to meeting in conference rooms at businesses, in malls and even in fast-food restaurants. ''They're being quite innovative,'' said Barb Guy, director of communications for Girl Scouts of Utah. Following...