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Girl Scouts auction off plantation amid financial troubles

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – A historic Southern plantation in the United States will be sold at auction Friday by the financially troubled local Girl Scout council that has owned and used it as a camp for girls for almost five decades. The camp in South Carolina…

Alaska Lawmaker Concerned that Girl Scouts Lead to Unabashed Whoring and Lesbianism

Remember the Girl Scouts kerfuffle from last month? An Indiana lawmaker read Something on the Internet about how Girl Scouts are in cahoots with Planned Parenthood to reign terror and abortions on impressionable young girls, and proceeded to rail against the Girl Scouts as a “radical organization” which promotes “homosexual…

Girl Scouts celebrate 100th year with focus on ‘leadership’

It’s midnight at a Maryland mall and here come 1,500 young girls, alive with energy, out for a full night of scavenger-hunting, jewelry-making, face-painting, karaoke and more. Welcome to the 28th Girl Scouts of Central Maryland shopping center sleep-over, where — despite the sleeping bags outside the designer shops —…

GOP lawmaker: ‘Radicalized’ Girl Scouts ‘sexualizing’ recruits

A Republican lawmaker has become only member of the Indiana House to refuse to honor the Girl Scouts 100th birthday because he said they have become a “radicalized organization” that promotes the “homosexual lifestyle.” Republican state Rep. Bob Morris on Saturday sent a letter (PDF) to his fellow House Republicans…

I get letters

This one was particularly entertaining, from Sharon Kass, whose bigotry has blinded her to the point where she’s joined in on a vicious conservative attack on a 7-year-old who wants to join the Girl Scouts.  Dear Ms. Marcotte: No one is born “gay” or “transgender.” These conditions arise as a…

Fox News attacks Girl Scouts with liberal ‘conspiracy’ charge

Fox News on Thursday teamed up with a former Girl Scout to warn that the organization was conspiring to “promote a clear liberal ideology.” Fifteen-year-old Sydney Volankski, who left the Girl Scouts in 2010 to write about their “pro-abortion mindset” on her blog, has now discovered that a guide published…

Music Fridays: Scouting Edition

As all the hubub over the HPV vaccination has demonstrated, the Christian right has a big time Lolita obsession.  I wasn't thinking about that per se when I pitched this piece about the right wing shit storm over the Girl Scouts of the USA, but I'd say that the article…

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