How wholesome are those Girl Scout cookies?

Those Girl Scout cookies you bought this spring might not taste so good after you read this. Turns out the the Girl Scouts are helping girls be “healthy, happy, and hot.” They are told: “Just have fun, explore and be yourself.”

I’m not going to post the actual language in the Planned Parenthood materials that the Girl Scouts helped to distribute and promote. You can read those for yourself here.

UPDATE: The comments to this post have been very helpful. However, I feel compelled to offer the other side. These are not my words, but from C-FAM, the organization that is castigated in the press release offered by a commenter. Here is the C-FAM response.

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4 Replies to “How wholesome are those Girl Scout cookies?”

  1. Wow! I had no idea girl scout cookies directly funded these perverse ventures. I always thought the money was used for camping trips and the like. It is quite bothersome that young girls selling thin mints are unwittingly subsidizing advertising for Planned Parenthood.

  2. I find it interesting that C-FAM reports that the guide was at the meeting when representatives from C-FAM were not at the meeting (adults were present from sponsoring organizations). As part of a larger event, the 54th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, there were MANY organizations taking actions on issues they felt were of concern. It saddens me that organizations are so willing to name others in controversial issues without basic journalistic efforts (such as verifying information with the source). It is my hope that those concerned with this issue will do their own research, and that those involved in Girl Scouting will continue with integrity to uphold the Girl Scout Promise, Law and Mission. I, for one, am proud to be a Girl Scout who helps build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

  3. I can tell you from my sources that the true details were not reported. I have personal contacts who were in the closed meeting, and I have information from GSUSA regarding the matter. The only organizations present during the meeting were Girl Scouts and the sponsors (Planned Parenthood was not one of them). I know that these girls were working on a document together titled, “The Girls’ Statement” and received no other document in the workshop. Girl Scouts are still taught to be courageous, confident, and of good moral character … which is a VERY good reason to be advocates and have a voice when it comes to the Commission on the Status of Women.

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