Are You Man (Woman) Enough to Say “No” to Girl Scout Cookies (Be Warned; Be Informed; Be Ready)

Are you man (or woman) enough to say “No” to a child?

Before you answer this question consider this:  When liberals try to justify more government spending they trot out our youth.  “Do it (whatever ill-conceived big government program they are promoting) for the children boohoo, sob, sob!

This makes conservative legislators quake in their boots.  It is only a matter of time before, they cave in to this pressure.  I offer our 17 trillion dollar national debt as Exhibit A.

Now, bring it down to a personal level.  It is one thing to say “No” to a little boy.  It is quite another to say “No” to a precious little girl, looking up at you with those beautiful, big, expectant eyes.

That’s what you will be up against if you join — and you should —  the boycott against Girl Scout cookies begun by Pro-Life Waco and now joined by countless pro-life and pro-family organizations.

It’s that time of year.  The Girl Scouts soon will be out in force, going door-to-door and meeting you in front of the grocery store.  I should know.  I proudly sold those cookies back in my youth, so much so, that I bought a box from every girl who approached me.  It was pay-back of sorts.

Not anymore.  I began my own cookie boycott about 15 years ago when I realized the Girl Scouts had taken a hard left turn and there was no turning back.

To be sure there are many good people involved in Girl Scouts at the local level.  However, they have absolutely no say in national policy, none whatsoever.  It’s rigged.

The changes began in the1970s when Betty Friedan was put on the national governing board. It wasn’t long before the organization began purging its materials of all positive references to homemakers.  Partnerships with Planned Parenthood followed and the Girl Scouts began showing up at gun control rallies like the Million Mom March.

The Girl Scouts adopted a new global agenda and began bemoaning the fact that the United States has not signed the radical U.N. feminist  treaty, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, CEDAW, which would force nations to legalize abortion and prostitution.  Guess a girl has to make a living!

The original promise contained a “duty to God and country.”  The word “duty” was watered down and, in 1993, an asterisk suddenly appeared by the word “God” making the great I AM an option.

Much controversy ensued until the asterisk was removed.  However, the new policy remained.  “When making the Girl Scout Promise (girls) may substitute wording appropriate to their own spiritual beliefs for the word ‘God.’” In other words, girls are free to simply worship themselves.

The Girl Scouts adopted a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy which was as effective a the one in the military.  It wasn’t long before the organization began accepting lesbian leaders and winked at lesbian activity within the ranks.  In 1998, Nancy Manahan wrote the book, “On My Honor: Lesbian Reflect on their Scouting Experience.”  It is full of coming-of-age stories at Girl Scout Camp, and stories of lesbianism within the paid staff.

In the past, girls learned valuable life skills by earning badges. These were abandoned.  Girls began earning awards by taking a series of Journeys.  They started out innocently enough but were designed to gradually transform the girls into self-actualized, feminized citizens of the world.

Over the last decade, the Girl Scouts lost a third of its membership.  Some of the most objectionable material from these Journeys was removed and badges are being reinstated.

Be Warned:  Much of the change is cosmetic.  The old problems remain so stop supporting this radical agenda!

Be Informed:  Go to www.mygirlscoutcouncil.com and print out their cookie flyer to distribute to your friends.  You will find links to actual Girl Scout documents that address all the major concerns.

Be Ready:  Don’t disappoint these young cookie sellers.  A troop receives only 10-20 percent of the money from cookie sales so make a direct donation to the troop.  Also, give a letter to the adult who is with her stating your concerns and offering to help her troop transition to American Heritage Girls.  I have one you can print out on my blog. https://janechastain.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1549&action=edit&message=1

The girls go away happy and their leaders may be motivated to make a positive change.  Then, go to the grocery and buy a box of your favorite cookies for yourself.  You deserve it!

15 thoughts on “Are You Man (Woman) Enough to Say “No” to Girl Scout Cookies (Be Warned; Be Informed; Be Ready)

  1. Thanks for clueing us in on the downward spiral of this organization that has transpired over the years. The liberals will stop at nothing to further their agenda. More than “how sad,” it’s “how disasterous and deceptive.” I suspect there are many people who are not aware of the depths to which the Girl Scouts organization has fallen, taking the parents and young aspiring ladies for a degenerative ride. Also thanks for the pathway to a healthy alternative, the American Heritage Girls organization.

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  2. There must be something seriously wrong with you. If my daughter isn’t raise to believe in YOUR God and chooses not to say it, that is a problem to you? If a daughter of two moms wants to be a leader of the troop, that is also a problem to you? Do you honestly think the Girl Scouts should go back and focus on baking and sewing badges so she’ll grow up knowing how to take care of her man? I honestly pity your ignorance and your refusal to allow yourself to grow mentally and spiritually. History will laugh at you. That’s your legacy.

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  3. It’s obvious that the female commentator is not aware of the girl scout’s communist/planned parent hood agenda. This is common knowledge, I suggest you go to a library. As badges, yes, there’s nothing wrong with sewing and cooking badges. But if you don’t like those, AHG has diverse activities too, like badges in Cake Decorating and Family Care. So who will history be laughing at now?

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  4. Dear Jane Chastain:
    I read your editorial about boycotting the sale of “lesbian girl scout cookies” due to the fact their organization has different political and moral beliefs than yours. What I want to address is the fact that the young girls you are choosing to try to boycott is very appalling to me. Here are the reasons WHY.
    My daughter is 8 years old and has been in scouts for 2 years. She’s NOT political. She’s not pro-life or pro-choice, nor does she even know what either of those mean. She’s not a lesbian, she’s not straight, bi-sexual or transgender. She’s an 8 year old little girl.
    The premise that you stand on is that the GSOA doesn’t have the same political agenda as you do & because of this that Americans should boycott the sale of Girl Scout cookies. Did you for once think of those little girls that SELL the cookies? When our daughters sell cookies we are teaching our little girls marketing, money, customer service, thankfulness and a good work ethic. For a few hours they hold signs, greet customers, manage the money, and learn how to say thank you.
    At meetings they earn badges, grow self-esteem, acceptance for themselves and for others, develop friendships, their talents, and embrace the fact they are all beautiful little girls who will grow to be well-rounded women.
    I believe your thoughts on this boycott are due to your own personal beliefs, which in MY opinion are completely discriminatory & morally wrong. I’m sure there was also a time where someone boycotted them because little black girls were allowed in, or girls with single parents, or maybe those without much money. Why not limit girl scouts only to white girls, with both parents in upper income, Christian families? Because how wrong & boring would THAT be? The fact is, that is not AMERICA. We are a diverse nation & I believe that teaching our daughters to love and accept not only themselves, but others is a virtue.
    I LOVE my daughter’s troop! Not only do we teach them how to love themselves and grow into beautiful, strong women, we teach them to encourage each other as well. We are black, white, single, married, have different incomes, different backgrounds, different religions, and different hearts. I would MUCH rather my daughter to learn to love herself for who SHE is and to also learn how to love and accept others for who THEY are. We don’t discuss politics, religion or finances. In the last two years, I’ve not only watched her grow but the other girls as well. I love not only the friendships she’s made but also the relationships that I’ve made and cultivated. When we leave our troop meetings, there’s hugs and love, we aren’t just a group, WE ARE A FAMILY!
    So when you ask people to boycott girl scouts and their cookies, why don’t you take a step back and take an opportunity to see what you are really boycotting against. What you are really doing is teaching (preaching) discrimination against our future women of America. We aren’t all the same race, religion, political party, background or sexual orientation. We are a diverse nation. That’s what makes America such a wonderful, beautiful place. I’m proud that my daughter is raised with love and acceptance rather than hatred. I am proud of who she is and I’m proud that she is a girl scout!
    ~ Cammie Gardner

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  5. My dear Cammie,

    You are either dreadfully naive or a GSUSA plant writing under an assumed name.

    I will assume the former. You missed the whole point. My objection is the GSUSA HAS become political. You mentioned that your daughter is eight. The GSUSA program begins innocently enough but gradually changes because women are reluctant to pull their daughters out after they have begun the program. If you will examine some of the GSUSA’s own material a few years ahead, using the link I gave you, you can see it for yourself. No, I wouldn’t want my daughter turned into a radical feminists pro-abortion, anti-gun, UN soldier for socialism. If you do then keep her in the program because that is where you are headed.

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  6. The servants of the NWO elite put their slimy tentacles into everything, and everything they touch, they defile. Countless churches and synagogues have been subverted by them, and all the major media outlets, and our once-great universities. They have defiled the Boy Scouts, and now the Girl Scouts.
    I say boycott them all.

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  7. I feel for the girls involved in the Girl Scouts. My guess is that 99% of them probably have no idea what the politics behind the Scouts is doing to them. I’m especially concerned for the girls who come from single parent fatherless homes, especially the ones who have no other male figures such as grandfathers and uncles to help them get balanced perspectives on role models. I suspect the Girl Scouts today don’t have a good answer or solution to help such girls, especially with the PC police telling them it’s okay to become lesbians.

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  8. I think mystere meant to insult me, but I’m not sure what a “blog buffoon” is. As for being liberal, if that means supporting girls no matter what religion, national origin, or color they are, and no matter whom they vote for – then I am guilty as accused.

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