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No Thin Mints for Communion

The St. Louis Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church has some issues with the Girl Scouts , particularly, "in regards to sex education and advocacy for “reproductive rights” (i.e. abortion and contraceptive access, even for minors)" (2-page PDF). Don't worry, though -- Archbishop Robert J. Carlson isn't telling you not to buy cookies: "Each person must act in accord with their conscience." [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Feb 23, 2016 - 108 comments

One is silver and the other gold.

Make new friends. There's an app for that. (SLHP)
posted by Sophie1 on Feb 4, 2016 - 47 comments

I celebrate these guys' entire catalog

Scans of every Girl Scouts catalog from 1917 to the one for 2015.
posted by 23skidoo on Oct 10, 2015 - 33 comments

An Open Letter To The Girl Scouts

Girl Scout cookies go on sale tomorrow and I have serious reservations [more inside]
posted by bq on Dec 31, 2014 - 82 comments

The Saddest Thing I Know about the Integers

The integers are a unique factorization domain, so we can’t tune pianos. That is the saddest thing I know about the integers. [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Dec 1, 2014 - 94 comments

In my belly, fools, not the landfill!

13,000+ boxes of Girl Scout cookies trashed on video. Sources at the Girl Scouts of the USA office in New York say there's no organization-wide policy for disposing of unsold cookies. Many boxes are donated, thanks in part to the 1996 Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act that shields businesses from liability for food donations. Still, an estimated 40% of food is thrown out (pdf) in the U.S.
posted by spamandkimchi on Mar 14, 2013 - 97 comments

I hope his face hurts too.

They make Girl Scouts tougher these days.
posted by Diablevert on Mar 5, 2012 - 51 comments


Boycott Girl Scout cookies says a young Girl Scout due to Girl Scouts accepting transgender scouts and not discriminating against them. Troops in LA have disbanded in protest of the GSUSA policy of inclusion. Girl Scout cookie sales provide a large portion of the GSUSA funds. Honest Girl Scouts is the site behind this video.
posted by SuzySmith on Jan 11, 2012 - 230 comments

"By no means am I saying that these shows aren’t compelling. They are."

What Reality TV Does To Girls - referencing Jennifer Pozner's book and a new Girl Scout Research Institute national survey, this piece discusses "how did we get here?" and "how does this affect the viewer?" Jennifer Pozner talks about her work in Maclean's in much more depth.
posted by flex on Dec 13, 2011 - 27 comments

Pro-Abortion, Feminist Training Corps Cookies

The Boy Scouts have garnered a lot of controversy for refusing to accept gay and atheist scouts. Meanwhile, the Girl Scouts have no official stance on sexuality, and while they officially pledge to "serve God," they have become more flexible on the policy. In addition, a Girl Scout council had endorsed Planned Parenthood as a source for information on sex education. These policies have earned the ire of Republican House Representative candidate Hans Zeiger, who declared the organization a "a pro-abortion, feminist training corps," and that "perhaps it will be time to look for our cookies elsewhere" in an online editorial. He has pulled down most of his writings, but most of them have been cached by Google.
posted by mccarty.tim on Sep 9, 2010 - 155 comments

Kumbaya, my Lord! Kumba.... *TASER*

ASCAP loves your cookies, but business is business. You may remember, back in 1996, when ASCAP cracked down on The Girl Scouts for singing popular campfire songs and not paying copyright fees. Today, MCPS-PRS - UK's performance rights organization - has sued a popular car repair firm because its employees listen to radio at the work too loudly, and that it therefore constitutes a public performance. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Oct 8, 2007 - 88 comments

Lots and lots of cupcakes

Hey everyone! It's Tuesday afternoon, I'm just chillin at work. I went to refill my coffee a little bit ago and discovered someone had left some Samoas in the breakroom! Anyway, I'm back at my desk now. Check it out, Samoas cupcakes (500 calories per, apparently)! When you get tired of looking at that, check out cupcakeblog.com, for a vast array of intriguing recipes and images sure to keep you entertained till five. Cheers!
posted by thirteenkiller on Mar 6, 2007 - 53 comments

Girl Scout Cookies

The Girl Scout Cookie Equivalency Chart sorts out the products from the official suppliers - ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. gimonca says they'll be out sometime soon. I'll take two boxes of each please. Oh! no you don't... you're not in the USA.
posted by tellurian on Jan 26, 2006 - 32 comments

I hope ASCAP is proud.

I hope ASCAP is proud. I don't know about you, but I'll be sure to notify all Girl Scouts I know, that singing copyrighted material (you know like "Happy Birthday and "God Bless America") at camp might just land there camp directors behind bars.
posted by Qambient on May 2, 2001 - 25 comments

Screw cookie sales! Girlscouts try a new funding program.

Screw cookie sales! Girlscouts try a new funding program. Plans for a father-daughter "pajama party" dance at which dads and their teen and pre-teen daughters would wear only nightclothes proved too naughty for top Girl Scouts officials, who Friday ordered participants to wear sweat suits instead.
posted by Brilliantcrank on Feb 19, 2001 - 5 comments

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