The Girl Scouts Turn 100 - Happy Birthday With Cookies and Planned Parenthood
Of Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood
The Girl Scouts of America has taken a lot of flack lately for being associated with Planned Parenthood. I don’t care one way or the other if the two are affiliated or not. What I do care about is that someone out there makes others aware of the good the program does. I was in a troop for several years and I never learned about sex or family planning. What I did learn was how to be responsible and considerate to others. Cookie sales helped support individual troops, earning patches taught important lifelong skills, and being part of a troop established friendship and sisterhood.
I haven’t been in a Girl Scout troop for over 15 years but I can still name the leaders of my troop, I still talk with many of the girls from my troop, and I recall numerous activities I participated in because of the troop. I learned about desirable character traits, I learned about other cultures and how they lived, I camped, I canoed, I built fires, I learned how to sew and cook, I collected food and personal hygiene items for the homeless shelters and the battered women’s shelter, I sang carols at nursing homes, I hiked all the local metro parks, and I picked up litter from school yards and planted flowers around the school sign. The girls in my troop grew up with me even after the troop fell apart because we got older. The girls in my troop were always at one another’s birthday parties, when one of us was ill the other girls would make and deliver get-well cards, we always stood up for each other on the playground against bullies and we formed our own little protective bubble of sisterhood. My mom was very involved in the troop even though she worked a lot of hours. Those events with my mom make up the best memories of my childhood. Today I have three daughters of my own and they are also in Girl Scout troops. I am as involved as possible and I support the leaders when I can.
For More Facts @ Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood Visit:
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Girl Scouts Celebrates 100 Years
This year the Girl Scouts will celebrate its 100th year. That’s 100 years of making the world a better place for girls, 100 years of teaching young women how to take care of themselves, 100 years of forming friendships and bonds, and 100 years of helping the community. Now, finally, people are focusing on the group – and why? They are concerned that it has ties with Planned Parenthood. Well let me tell you – no agenda was ever pushed on me while I was a child in the organization and no agenda is pushed on the children today. The instant I notice any questionable activity in the Girl Scouts I will be one of the first parents to remove my children from the organization. I strongly believe in what the Girl Scouts is doing for girls and I will continue to support the group until I notice a negative influence on the children. And so I have to say a wonderful congratulations and thank you to the Girl Scouts of America for providing girls with so many opportunities.
This is my opinion and it is not going to change unless I see concrete proof that children are impacted by any affiliation. Please feel free to leave your comments in the section below. However, I request that you remain respectful and any comments that deliberately attack another person or organization will be deleted.
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