Saturday, May 28, 2011

Abby Johnson & Girl Scouts

In this great blog post Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director, and author of the book Unplanned, speaks out about Girl Scouts USA and their partnership with Planned Parenthood.  She makes exactly the same points that I feel strongly about.

I didn't know until very recently that PP actually has brochures with Girl Scout logo on them---brochures about having sex, not abstaining from sex.  PP is in the business of getting people pregnant so they can profit from the abortions, and they are marketing this garbage to young girls who should be playing with dolls, not learning how to make babies!

I am saddened and shocked by good Catholic women, who claim to be pro-life, who insist that none of that bad stuff goes on in their troop.  This is the very same point that Abby makes.  Somewhere along the way, though, she (that Catholic Girl Scout leader) is going to send her daughter to a camp where the curriculum is diametrically opposed to what she would teach her child at home.  Even if by some miracle that never happens, the bottom line is that every. single. box. of. cookies. sold supports the national GSUSA agenda and furthers the relationship with PP.  Those cookies that sweet, little, innocent girls sell, and that you buy (because, what the heck, it's just a box of cookies!), support the production of disgusting brochures that teach girls things they don't need to know, and summer camps that do the same thing.

Go visit Girl Scouts Why Not?.  I like the Comparison Chart between American Heritage Girls and Girl Scouts, personally.

I could go on with the rant that's in my head.  Or I can stop.  Ranting doesn't change anyone's mind.  Read the facts for yourself.  I can't change anyone else or convert anyone; all I can do is change myself and try to have the courage of my convictions.  It wasn't easy, but that's why I pulled my oldest daughter out of Girl Scouts 12 years ago, and why I now find myself in the very unlikely position of being an American Heritage Girls Troop Coordinator.  It's a hard job.  It wears me out sometimes.  It makes me crazy frequently, but I know it has great value for my 2nd little girl and all the beautiful girls in our troop.

As an American Heritage Girl I will be:


  1. Thanks for the link, Sara. I don't know a lot about their connection, so I am going to read that article to learn more. The little that I do know is why we are doing Little Flowers. I am going to check out American Heritage Girl, too. Thanks for the tip!

    God bless!

  2. I love Little Flowers, but we don't have a group here. When my oldest was the right age, they had just come out with Wreath 1, we really did most of it on our own. That makes me feel really old!

    But AHG and LF are different in that LF focusses just on the virtues, but AHG is comprehensive scouting program. It's like comparing apples and oranges.


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