1:00 pm, August 3rd | by Laura Donovan
Guess what — guess? 2012 is more than halfway over, and good riddance. This year has brought nothing but unnecessary drama to the lives of Girl Scouts everywhere, so I’m relieved to hear that things are looking up for the Louisiana East Girl Scouts, who are set to partner with the Geek Squad to put on a two-day tech “academy” for ladies.
3:38 pm, July 18th | by Diana Gerstacker
In addition to Trump’s tweets we have wise words and bug bites with Arianna Huffington. In other news, girls rule and boys still drool – the boy scouts uphold their policy of discrimination against openly gay members and leaders, while the girl scouts don’t discriminate against the LGBT+ community. And finally, the funniest cat lady joke of all time. Enjoy these tweets and the rest of your Wednesday.
1:30 pm, June 25th | by Laura Donovan
2012 has been quite a rollercoaster for the Girl Scouts of America (a.k.a the Punching Bags of America), who have been accused of everything from communism to promoting a pro-homosexuality agenda this year. The latest dig comes from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which frowned upon the organization’s new candy bar deal with Nestle and long-time cookie sales. Come on, guys, the Girl Scouts are getting flak from everyone, just give them a break already. Here are the other silly things they’ve been blasted for in the past few months.
1:30 pm, May 11th | by Laura Donovan
When you think about societal influences that could corrupt the kids of our country, there are plenty of reality television programs that could be of some concern. But the Girl Scouts of America organization probably doesn’t come to mind. Even so, the group has been unfairly smeared time and time again this year, and the noise could really hurt the beneficial team-building group.
7:00 pm, April 9th | by Laura Donovan
Girl Scout life just isn’t what it used to be.
Nearly two months ago, Indiana Rep. Bob Morris accused the team-building organization of being “radicalized” and promoting “homosexuality,” a Girl Scout in Houston recently punched a man who stole $200 from her (don’t mess with Texas, right?), and now Alaska lawmaker Wes Keller, who represents former state governor Sarah Palin’s hometown Wasilla, just blocked a Girl Scout Resolution due to its ties to Planned Parenthood.
5:00 pm, March 19th | by Laura Donovan
Where have all the Girl Scouts gone? Those who haven’t been scared away by Rep. Bob Morris might be gossiping outside grocery stores and having their parents sell their cookies on their behalf, argues Huffington Post writer/fellow GSA member Charlotte Hilton Andersen, who published a column Monday exploring whether parents of Girl Scouts do their daughters a disservice by assisting with cookie sales.
6:00 pm, March 5th | by Amy Tennery
The Girl Scouts have taken a lot of flack for pretty silly reasons over the past several weeks for, among other things, allegedly promoting communism. But a story out of Texas today should prove one thing definitely: It is unwise to mess with the Girl Scouts.
10:49 am, February 24th | by Laura Donovan
Two days after telling the Associated Press that he’d “stick” to his widely criticized open letter that calls the Girl Scouts a “radical” organization that promotes homosexuality and abortion, Indiana Congressman Bob Morris apologized for his “reactionary and inflammatory” comments on the community for young women.
12:15 pm, February 23rd | by Laura Donovan
Victor Inzunza, director of corporate communications for Girl Scouts of the USA, clarified some of Morris’s erroneous remarks in a statement to Forbes: “Representative Morris is off the mark on his claims. GSUSA does not take a position or develop materials on issues related to human sexuality, and we DO NOT have a national relationship with Planned Parenthood.”
9:15 am, February 21st | by Laura Donovan
Be thankful if you’ve reached adulthood, as Indiana Rep. Bob Morris just snatched whatever joy was left of being a little kid.
The Republican lawmaker has chosen not to sign a resolution that honors the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, as the cookie purveying “radicalized” organization “promote[s] homosexuality,” has “entered into a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood,” among other things.