Why I no longer buy Girl Scout cookies

By Tom Quiner

More than half of teens have engaged in oral sex.

There are 750,000 teen pregnancies each year. 81% are unmarried.

The USA Today reports that 1 in 4 teens have a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

A common STD, gonorrhea, is now becoming resistant to antibiotics. Here’s the solution, says the Girl Scouts of America:

“Youth development, education, health, out-of-school time, social services, and government organizations can have a positive effect on girls and boys as they face decisions related to sexual activity and pregnancy.”

Guess who’s missing from this equation? The family.

The Girl Scouts look down on the family unit, because it is ill-prepared to impart “values-neutral” information regarding the intricacies of sexual expression. Translation: the family may not agree with liberal doctrine regarding sexuality, birth control, promiscuity, and abortion.

The Girl Scouts partnered with Planned Parenthood back in 2008 and have actively taken a leadership roll in influencing our kid’s values regarding sexuality.

They distributed a Planned Parenthood brochure to girls titled “Healthy, Happy and Hot.” It touted oral sex as a pleasurable alternative to vaginal and anal sex. It encourages girls to “just have fun, explore and be yourself.”

Many families don’t realize what has happened to Girl Scouts.

I have been a huge supporter of Girl Scout cookies my entire adult life. This is the time of year the girls come knocking. Interestingly, none have come to my door this year. Many are church friends who discovered what I discovered, that the Girl Scouts of America support values that are destructive to our kids, and they’re doing it behind parents’ backs. These friends are pulling their kids from Girl Scouts.

I will not be purchasing Girl Scout cookies again.


  1. Karen Quiner on March 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I am really sad about this. My dear, departed friend Gina was very involved with Girl Scouts and I was her assistant for many years for our local church-school troop.

    I can assure you that no one involved in the troop at our school would approve of this and would be appalled.

    In the past, I would have been inclined to say that since our local troop doesn’t promote these bad values, that I wouldn’t worry about it. But no longer. Everything we do has a ripple effect. Everything matters.

    The reality is that Girl Scouts is big, big business, supports bad values along with some good ones, and I don’t want to support them in any way, shape, or form. If some sweet little girl comes to the door selling cookies, I will not rail against girl scouts, or feel need to make a statement, but I won’t buy them.

  2. tannngl (@tannngl) on March 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve seen the same thing happening. Girl Scouts of America have become a new age organization.
    Wonder if they’ve changed their promise and law.

    Nope, it’s still in there. God.
    Although they’ve added a few more promises at the end.

  3. justturnright on March 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Wasn’t aware of this. Incredible.

    I, too, am sad…but I won’t support them anymore.

    • quinersdiner on March 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      I could have been even more damning, but you get the point. Thanks for writing.

  4. Donna on March 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I grew up in the 60s/70s involved in the Girl Scouts – my mother was a leader, my two older sisters were both girl scouts, I was a brownie and later became my mom’s assistant leader…what I see today has no resemblance whatsoever to the girl scouts I grew up with – I haven’t bought their cookies for a few years now and don’t intend to.

  5. Tim Shey on March 3, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I didn’t know that about the Girl Scouts. Thanks for the info.

    “Values neutral” sounds like gender neutral or gender-confused, non-sexist, anti-Christian brainwash. Because of the homosexual agenda targeting the Boy Scouts, soon all the heterosexual boys will leave the Boy Scouts and then all we will have is Girl Scouts—or Gender Neutral Scouts.

    Matthew 18: 5-6: “And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

  6. Lori on March 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    We dropped Girl Scouts years ago when I didn’t want my daughter peddling their wares. The ingredients in the cookies wouldn’t make it into my shopping cart on a bad day….and I’m not willing to pay those prices, in the name of developing “future leaders”, just so my troop can earn a few cents from each box. I’d rather write the troop a check. It would save the moms at work a lot of hassles to not have to sell all those cookies to their co-workers.

    I’m just not buying the propaganda from Girls Scouts, and that’s before reading what you’ve written in your post. I don’t have any firsthand knowledge of what you claim, but I’m not surprised one bit. It goes along with today’s culture.

    Even without the disgraceful actions, I don’t see what this organization can do that my own family can’t do better, without dues, cookie sales, and dinner time meetings.

    Many people who like organized girl groups are leaving Girl Scouts for American Heritage Girls. Check them out.

    • quinersdiner on March 3, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks for your insights.

  7. dewitte1 on March 3, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Tom, Thank you so much for your post. I have been trying for some time to let people know what is happening with the Girl Scouts organization. Some just simply don’t want to believe that the sweet innocent GS organization could possibly be involved with promoting and partnering with Planned Parenthood. Others just don’t want to ‘rock the boat’ and become the target of gossip and labeled a fanatic. Many of the GS troops are within Catholic parishes which is all the more disturbing. The argument is always about local troops making their own decisions and therefore are justified in continuing to offer the group. To Karen’s point, when the national organization is tainted the local troops are too. My daughter will not be a GS and will likely be ostracized for it. But, I am not willing to put my daughter in a group that does not hold the Catholic values that I am raising her to know.

    • quinersdiner on March 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      Maggie, I assumed everyone knew that the Girl Scouts had changed for the worse. I was wrong. I’m glad I wrote this piece. I may have to come back to the topic again. My niece, Lori, responded earlier. She recommended a new group called American Heritage Girls, whose mission touts “service to God.” Check them out here: http://www.ahgonline.org/. Thanks for writing.

      • Shawn Pavlik on March 4, 2013 at 7:43 am

        Boy Scouts still remain a strong, moral organization. The Scout Oath still includes the words “morally straight” and the Law still contains Reverent as one of its 12 components. Glad I have two boys who have benefited from Godly men teaching them the way of the Boy Scout.

        • quinersdiner on March 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

          So glad to hear it. Boy Scouts served my oldest son very well.

  8. Karen Quiner on March 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    My friend Michelle pulled her daughter out of scouts and told me about a scout-like group for girls with good Catholic values. Anyone remember the name?

  9. MB on March 3, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    The Catholic girls group is called Little Flowers. I was daisy scout Leader for two of my girls, and started to realize that GS was not the Gs of my youth, and no longer what wanted to offer my girls. Been doing Little Flowers for about 10 years now and have not looked back.

  10. Bob Vance on March 4, 2013 at 8:24 am

    It appears to me that we live in a world where everyone blames everyone else. If parents stepped up and did their job, most of these problems would not exist.

    I had no daughters. I did not let my sons do Boy Scouts because of all the child sex abuse rumored to exist (later to be found true).

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  12. The Velvet Brick on March 5, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Many Christian, pro-life friends who are a part of the Girl Scouts have no idea about the partnership with Planned Parenthood.

    • quinersdiner on March 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      I was one of them until last year. I hope my blog opens the eyes of a few folks. Thanks for writing.

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