Everybody loves cookies. Clearly, the Girl Scouts of America know how to pick a good fundraising tool. Most likely, you have talked to an enterprising young scout selling her wares within the past few months. However, as cookie season comes to a close, I’d like to share a few facts about Girl Scouts USA that you probably are not aware of.
The national Girl Scouts USA organization has done a good job of disguising their link to radical abortion and feminist groups, but the truth is undeniable. GSUSA partners with groups like the Clinton Foundation and the National Organization for Women, which both have leftist ties that many of us would not associate with Girl Scouts. GSUSA actively promote feminist leaders like Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Meghan Rapinoe, and Greta Thunberg. They are also the largest member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, which actively promotes radical leftist views on abortion and sexuality.
Many want to support local troops rather than giving their money to the leftist higher-ups. Sadly, a girl’s troop only keeps ten to twenty percent of money collected from cookie sales. The rest of the money goes to the regional councils and the national organization. To get around this problem, some people ask to give a monetary donation to a troop directly. As unbelievable as it might seem, those troops are required to use all that donation money to buy boxes of cookies. It is against national Girl Scout policy for troops to accept donations unless they use the money to buy cookies. If you don’t believe me, look at the Girl Scouts’ annual policy manuals for cookie sales, known as the Cookie Book. The Eastern Massachusetts edition of the manual says clearly, “Cash collected during a cookie booth MUST be for cookies…. Girl Scouts cannot accept cash donations specifically for their troop.”
All of us want to foster places where young girls can grow into strong women of character. Sadly, Girl Scouts USA has shown that they are not able to make such a space. The next time you crave a box of Thin Mints, you may want to think twice.