Girl Scouts - Planned Parenthood - Don't Buy the Cookies

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The Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute reports
March 11, 2010

Girl Scouts Distribute Planned Parenthood Sex Guide at UN Meeting
By Terrence McKeegan, J.D.


(NEW YORK – C-FAM) The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations this week where Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute a brochure entitled “Healthy, Happy and Hot.” The event was part of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which concludes this week.




There is more at the link above but it is quite offensive, be warned gentle reader. So sad to see our Catholic school girls in these troops. Guess I'll print this out and seal it in an envelope for scout mothers as to why I won't buy the cookies.

They're not peddling cookies...they're peddling Mortal Sin!

Thankful for the Little Flower Girls Club alternative. LINK

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17 comments:

Impatient Griselda said...

For the last several years we haven't bought these cookies. It is shameful what the Girl Scouts are peddling these days!

Kathleen's Catholic said...

This is very, very sad indeed. Very sad.

Shelly said...

it's pathetic. really pathetic. we didn't buy this year and don't plan to buy any more in the future. that is, unless... by some miracle...

;)

Kristyn said...

Shocking and sad.

Alain Gerrard said...

This really is sad because it is as if you legalizing reading materials for adults to young children which in return pollute their minds rather than educate... how can this silly idea be their brightest?!

Gardenia said...

I am very sad about this. I was a Brownie as a child, and my older sister graduated into the Girl scouts. Instead, for my daughter, she will be a Little flower in the Little Flower's club.

+JMJ+ said...

Yes, Gardenia, thank God for the Little Flowers. I will add a link about them to the post. Good reminder.

My daughter is involved in Little Flowers too. :)

PattyinCT said...

Wow JMJ! I will be attaching a copy of this to one of the children's mom's in my Parish. I have purchased cookies from her for the past three years, and I cannot do that this year. Makes me sad:( Loved the thin mints!
Thanks for giving us such vital information!

Elizabeth said...

I used to really enjoy girl scouts as a kid. I even got my silver award (the second highest award in girl scouting). I know that the organization has been on a downward spiral even while I participated but it really saddens me that if I ever am blessed with little girls I won't allow them to join. :(

Christine said...

no girl scout cookies here.

Loved the homeschooling post. You are one of the best homeschooler mamas out there!!!

Sarah Oldham said...

How does telling folks to explore keep them safe from HIV and other STD's? And, to have the right not to tell if you have an STD or HIV? It's a counterproductive message: or and oxymoronic education: do whatever you want 'cos it's okay under the prevention banner?

The trouble is: everyone thinks everyone are idiots.

I have not bought GS cookies in a few years. I won't ever again either.

Jamie Jo said...

We've banned Girl Scouts for years and years!!! I hope the word gets out there more as most people look at us and think we are crazy fanatics for not buying!!!

Thanks for posting this!
Why can't they be more like the Boy Scouts? So far, they are still God based and good.

Amy Caroline said...

This makes me so sad. Hubby and I sat here dumb-founded after reading this. I shared it on my Facebook so my Protestant friends could read it too!

+JMJ+ said...

Girl Scouts rebuttal -

This was the report we received from GS offices regarding this matter.


An update from GSUSA regarding the UN, Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood—Earlier this month, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) was honored to attend and participate in the 54th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, where girls were encouraged to take action on global issues concerning women and girls. Our participation in that conference was recently the subject of numerous internet stories and blogs that are factually inaccurate and troubling. Here are the facts of that meeting:

The Girls Only Workshop was jointly hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA, UNICEF’s Working Group on Girls, Girls Learn International and The Grail. The meeting was only open to the girls and participating sponsors.
Only seven adults were in the room at the time of the meeting, each representing one of the sponsors of the event. No one from Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute was in the room to report on the event.
30 - 35 girls from across the world participated in this event. All teenagers.
The girls received a copy of the only document they were working on titled (“The Girls’ Statement”). No other documents were given to the girls as part of this event.
The room in question was also used to host other events over the course of the multi-day conference. Prior to our girls entering the room, we did not “sanitize’ the room to ensure that no trash or other items were left behind. We did request that those not associated with the sponsors to leave the room prior to our session.
The Girl Scouts of the USA was not contacted by Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) regarding its initial story to discuss the facts of this event. Had they applied these basic journalistic standards, perhaps the true details of this event would have been reported.
Our Mission in Girl Scouting is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. We continue to be proud of our girls and look forward to showing the world what our girls can do. We thank everyone for their support of Girl Scouting.
Please note that Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri does NOT partner with Planned Parenthood.

+JMJ+ said...

More evidence http://www.c-fam.org/publications/id.1592/pub_detail.asp

March 16, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Evidence Mounts that Girl Scouts Distributed Dangerous Planned Parenthood Sex Guide at UN Panel for Girls
By Austin Ruse


For an interview with Austin Ruse call (202) 393-7002

(NEW YORK – C-FAM) Late last week we reported in our weekly Friday Fax that the Girl Scouts allowed the distribution of an explicit and dangerous sex guide – produced by the International Planned Parenthood Federation – in a Girl Scout panel for adolescent girls at the UN.

We have been inundated with responses from Girl Scout moms, Girl Scout leaders and others angered and confused that such a thing could happen.

Recall the sex guide tells teenage girls, “Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse… But, there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!”

The sex guide goes on to tell girls, “Some people have sex when they have been drinking alcohol or using drugs. This is your choice.”

The Girl Scouts have flatly denied that the sex guide was available at their UN conference. We stand by our story and based on new evidence we go further. The sex guide was distributed with the full knowledge and consent of the Girl Scouts-USA.

SPECIFIC RESPONSES TO GIRL SCOUT’S DENIAL

1. The Girl Scouts imply another group left the literature prior to their panel. Understand that the Girl Scout meeting was on opening day of the conference (March 1), which means the room was clean of all literature that morning.

There were four other meetings in that room that day prior to the Girl Scouts meeting. At 10 am the NAACP had a meeting about climate change. At noon the UN had an orientation meeting for NGOs attending the conference. At 2 pm CORAID had a meeting about counterterrorism and women.

Very clearly, none of these meetings were on adolescent topics, which was the target audience of the sex guide.

2. The Girl Scouts say we were not in the room. That is true. All non-Scout adults were thrown out prior the meeting; and no wonder given what was distributed there. However, even though our source was thrown out of the room, she stayed around and as the doors opened she went right in to see what was being distributed. It was there and then that she found the stack of dangerous sex brochures.

The source for our story and the woman who went into the room to monitor what the Girl Scouts were doing is mother of seven Sharon Slater who is also president of longtime UN pro-family group Family Watch International.

That the Girl Scouts would allow such a guide makes sense. The meeting was for adolescent girls. The brochure was made for adolescent girls and boys. In an awful way, the brochure was in context for the Girl Scout meeting.

More importantly, the Girl Scouts have a long time relationship with Planned Parenthood.

Here is Girl Scout CEO Kathy Cloninger from a 2004 interview on The Today Show:

…we partner with many organizations. We have relationships with our church communities, with YWCAs, and with Planned Parenthood organizations across the country, to bring information-based sex education programs to girls.”

If the Girl Scouts do not approve of the sex guide that they made available at their conference, they should say so.

If they do not approve of the brochure and its message, they should say so.

The Girl Scouts have an obligation to their members, to the girls and their parents to disassociate themselves from this dangerous Planned Parenthood sex guide for teenagers.

Jim said...

What is more troubling is the fact that GSUSA is completely downplaying what was going on at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Meetings where this pamphlet story started. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), to which GSUSA is a member organization, had delegates at the UN meetings. On their own official website they have posted information about what the delegates were doing in the name of Girl Scouting. http://www.wagggsworld.org/en/CSW54/Day6
As you can see on the WAGGGS webpage, they are very proud that the delegates were openly demanding access to safe, affordable abortions for young people, anmong other things.
GSUSA doesn't want you to know about this nor do they want to address it.
If you are invoved in Girl Scouting please forward this information to your local diocesan youth ministry and contact the National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Girls (the NCCGSCF) by email at info@nccgscf.org or contact their parent organization, the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry. We must urge them to contact GSUSA and have GSUSA issue a statement that they do not support or sanction this open advocacy of abortions. This has no place in scouting anywhere.
God bless.

+JMJ+ said...

MORE troubling insights into what the GIRL SCOUTS are teaching...

http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=35768&page=1

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