Where Do We Go From Here?
If you have read through many of the facts and questions on this site, it should be clear that Girl Scouts of the USA national headquarters is promoting a number of controversial issues through their publications and through their association with and funding of various organizations and projects.
The way GSUSA answers the remaining ten questions will tell you all you need to know.
Click here to add your name to a joint letter that will be sent to GSUSA leadership asking them the ten questions below.
Click here to receive Girl Scout alerts updating you on new developments.
Cease Promoting Controversial Issues
Question: Is GSUSA willing to cease funding any organization that promotes abortion, comprehensive sexuality education, or lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) rights in their policy statements, lobbying activities, projects or programs? (Click here for more information on the dangers of comprehensive sexuality education and how it undermines the values many parents are trying to teach their daughters.)
Question: Is GSUSA willing to remove any links on their website and in their printed materials that direct girls to websites, organizations, or projects that promote abortion, comprehensive sexuality education, or LGBT rights?
Question: Is GSUSA willing to remove any links on their website and in their printed materials that direct girls to websites or to organizations that promote, partner with or support Planned Parenthood or International Planned Parenthood or their affiliates and to cease allowing their councils to partner with Planned Parenthood or their affiliates?
Question: Is GSUSA willing to cease promoting as role models prominent LGBT or abortion rights activists whether on their website, in their materials distributed to girls, in their publications, as featured speakers at Girl Scout meetings and conventions and to cease honoring such controversial figures as “Women of Distinction?”
Question: Is GSUSA willing to instruct Girl Scout councils to cease addressing sexuality and sex education issues and leave these sensitive and controversial issues up to parents?
Question: Is GSUSA willing to withdraw their membership in and cease partnering with any organizations or coalitions that promote abortion, sexuality education, or LGBT rights?
International Advocacy and the United Nations
Question: Is GSUSA willing to establish a policy that Girl Scouts who participate in United Nations conferences will not be involved in supporting or promoting abortion rights, LGBT rights, or any policies that advance comprehensive sexuality education or the involvement of girls in “peer to peer” sexuality education?
Question: Is GSUSA willing to withdraw their membership in and cease funding the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) until such time as they cease to advance abortion, LGBT rights, and controversial sexuality and “peer to peer” education programs?
GSUSA Board Members and Staff
Question: Is GSUSA willing to cease their practice of appointing board members and hiring men and women who have been known to publicly and aggressively promote abortion and/or LGBT rights and to establish a policy that activism on these issues within GSUSA is not acceptable?
Question: Will GSUSA consider removing the category of “sexual orientation” from their nondiscrimination policy to be consistent with the Boy Scouts of America’s nondiscrimination policy, or at least, establish a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy whereby lesbian leaders and employees working in Girl Scout programs understand they will risk dismissal if they discuss their lesbianism or advance LGBT issues within the Girl Scouts?
If the answer to one or more of these questions is “no” what will you do?
First and most importantly, we strongly suggest that you carefully consider whether the influence the Girl Scouts will have on your daughter is in keeping with your values and standards.
Second, we hope that you will join in helping restore the Girl Scouts to the fine organization it once was.
One way you can do that is to add your name to a joint letter that will be sent to GSUSA leadership asking them to answer the ten questions above. Click here.
Click here to receive alerts updating you on the Girl Scouts’ response to these and other questions and any new developments.