Girl Scouts USA partners with Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion advocacy groups

Please view our 3-part video series detailing the many pro-life concerns about the Girl Scout organization. Click here to access the videos and the accompanying video documentation guides which provide supporting verifiable evidence including screen-shots and direct links from the Girl Scouts’ own websites, page scans from the Girl Scouts’ official curriculum for girls, and copies of the Girl Scouts’ tax returns.  This series has been promoted by Life News, Live Action, The Blaze, Jill Stanek, and World Magazine.

Kathy CloningerGirl Scout CEO Kathy Cloninger admits to a relationship between Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood in a 2004 interview on the Today Show.   Video Clip  (33 seconds long) 

On GSUSA’s national Studio2B website there was a direct live link to Planned Parenthood to help girls work on an Interest Project and earn an “On Your Own” patch.  This link was up as late as November 2005.   

Is the new GSUSA, CEO Anna Marie Chavez (reportedly Catholic) pro-abortion? In 2009 Chavez spoke at a women’s event co-sponsored by the local Planned Parenthood.  Would a Catholic be seen at these events Ideology at work: Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chavez  Article written by Mary Hasson, Catholic News Agency 3/1/12

Girl Scouts' spokesperson, Michelle Tompkins, attempts to explain the relationship between Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood. Video Clip Interview was produced by CNS in June 2011

Sandy Thomas, Vice President of Global Girl Scouting/Strategic Alliances, stated in an email dated April 4, 2011: “Through GSUSA’s membership all our girl and adult members are members of WAGGGS.  The amount of .44₵ is the approximate amount GSUSA pays per member as the WAGGGS quota is figure on the numbers of members.”  After reviewing every detail (including GSUSA’s tax returns) within our WAGGGS page, you will conclude that more Catholic Girl Scout members equals an increased annual “membership quota payment” from GSUSA paid to the pro-abortion advocacy WAGGGS organization.

Abby Johnson: Pro Life Advocate

Abby JohnsonRead Abby Johnson's blog endorsing our website.

“I will never forget the first time I saw a GSUSA logo on the back of one of our Planned Parenthood brochures”  5/27/11

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing." -Edmund Burke. 

… what are you going to do?

Here is  what you can do; please write to your bishop (contact information for your bishop).  We hope that people will feel "moved" to be directly involved in this mission by writing to their bishop or parish priest.  Please provide your bishop/parish priest with the following informational packet:
1) sample letter to bishop/parish priest 
2) website informational flyer
3) article: Denver Bishop: Girl Scouts could make girls more open to pro-abortion agenda 
4) Birds of a Feather Flock Together article written by Patricia Bainbridge (Human Life International, Life Decisions International) 
5) Illinois Bishop endorsement of AHG 
6) BSA and AHG Promotional Brochure  
7) Concerned Catholic families (video 1 minute 38 seconds)
8)  Power Point presentation coming soon       

Links on Girl Scouts Why

Recent investigations show concerns about the NFCYM, including information on the NFCYM's own website that link Catholics to pro-abortion organizations.  In addition, a book authored by the NFCYM Executive Director, Bob McCarty, provides problematic recommendations to pro-abortion websites.  To view more troubling issues please see our NFCYM page.

The  Articles page contains very informative articles published in Catholic News Agency, World Net Daily, Life News, The Washington Times, American Life League’s STOPP International, National Catholic Register and many others on the subject of Girl Scouts and their relationship/partnership with Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocacy groups that are contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

GSUSA is hiding the Truth from you.  So, if you contact them with concerns, don’t expect to get straight answers.  We have screen shots of GSUSA’s own website proving relationships or partnerships with pro-abortion advocacy groups.  See if your local GS council is listed here on our Truth page. 

News: All Girl Scouts are members of WAGGGS through collaborated websites, activities, and finances.  This intricate relationship with local Girl Scout troops is extremely disconcerting because WAGGGS promotes and advocates a campaign for “sexual and reproductive health services,” including “emergency contraception in order to avoid unintended pregnancies” and accessible, affordable … abortions” as stated on their website. 

Girl Scouts Resources: GSUSA books that are purchased by families at the local Girl Scout council level.  Some of the literature lists websites that girls can explore which leads them to Planned Parenthood and other Pro-Choice websites. Some of the books list known pro-abortion women advocates for young Girl Scouts to emulate.

The About page contains information about our “Parents for Life” mission group, our mission goals, and intentions.  Our mission group includes 1 former Girl Scout Leader, 4 former Girl Scouts, 4 families and a spiritual director.  We launched on May 8th, 2010.  Our mission group is exposing the connection of Girl Scouts to Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion advocacy groups and individuals. We are asking all Catholic parishes and schools worldwide to sever ties with GSUSA and WAGGGS.  

Visit our You Tube channel for video interview posts including a FOX News interview with a 16 year old ex-Girl Scout (this live interview took place on 12/29/11)     Copyright © 2013


Girl Scout Cookie Sales

How the Cookie Crumbles

Q: Does any of the money from cookie sales go to Girl Scouts of the USA?  
A: The baker that produces the cookies pays a royalty check to the Girl Scouts of the USA for the use of their Girl Scout licensed trademark on each and every box of cookies that each Girl Scout sells in every state, city, town, school, and church.

National Right to Life

Did you know Girl Scouts was a focus at the recent 2012 National Right to Life Convention? Download Mary Rice Hasson's 2012 National Right to Life Convention presentation audio about Girl Scouts


Watch EWTN Global Catholic Network Television’s Women of Grace with host Johnnette Benkovic.  Please view the 5 different episodes (aired the week of February 20th-24th) of the series entitled Girl Scouts: Mission Aborted; watch all 5 episodes here by registering your email here.  Girl Scouts: Mission Aborted viewers please verify documentation of the facts presented on episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, episode 4, and episode 5.  You can also purchase a DVD of the series here.

Co-editors from GirlScoutsWhyNot were interviewed on EWTN Global Catholic Network Radio:  The Good Fight with host Barbara McGuigan  10/29/11.  Listen here.

Video Series

Our 3-part video series details the many pro-life concerns about the Girl Scout organization.  The video series, can be accessed through the Girl Scouts Why Not YouTube Channel (individual video series links below), shares the many pro-life concerns with Girl Scouts USA and features members from three former Girl Scout families.  Each video has an accompanying documentation guide, which provides supporting verifiable evidence that is presented in the video series

· Part 1:  

Madelyn, a former Girl Scout teen from Georgia, explores the problematic curriculum that exposes girls to abortion rights advocacy groups and role models. She also shows how the official GS blog links girls to resources with graphic explicit sexual content.                   video l  documentation guide

· Part 2:

Ann, a mom of a former fourth-generation Girl Scout from Missouri, focuses on GSUSA relationships that conflict with the prolife position including the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the international scouting organization of which GSUSA is a founder and primary funder.  Ann explores GSUSA's other concerning relationships as well. 
video l documentation guide

· Part 3:

Mickie, a dad of a former Girl Scout and husband of a former Girl Scout leader from Florida, provides a father’s perspective on the Girl Scouts issues and explains how each of us can share the truth and protect girls from the Girl Scouts’ harmful curriculum and relationships.  
video l documentation guide

American Family Radio

A spokesperson from GirlScoutsWhyNot was on 204 radio stations nationwide via American Family Radio talking about the "What's Up With the Girl Scouts?" You can listen to the 1:14 minute radio interview here. Please help protect families by becoming informed so that you can warn girls what to stay away from in their Girl Scout handbooks and on the official Girl Scout Blog.  Interview was produced by Charlie Butts of OneNewsNow on 4/25/2012.  





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Alternative Scouting

Check out this alternative to Girl Scouts. American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered scout-type program dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country (see AHG vs. GS Comparison Chart). American Heritage Girls has always been pro-life; please see this link for proof of this statement.


Please join us every Friday @ 6pm EST to pray the Rosary by conference call. We pray for the concerning issues with GSUSA, for the guidance of parents, our priests, our bishops, the NFCYM, the protection of our youth and for all of us seeking the truth. This call is to pray the Rosary ONLY, there will be no discussion regarding any issues. Call in number: 1.712.432.3066 Conference code: 907281 Use this Rosary Guide

Remorse after abortion

For the mothers and fathers who suffer remorse and pain after an abortion. May they find peace and forgiveness through God's infinite love and mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. May they experience healing and hope through the beautiful consoling ministry of Rachael's Vineyard.

Other Websites This website was created by Family Watch International in collaboration with concerned former Girl Scouts, parents of Girl Scouts, and former Girl Scout leaders. (launched Oct 2011)
These 2 former Girl Scouts (sisters) are exposing the evils of Girl Scouts (1 sister wrote a letter in February, 2011 to all our Catholic dioceses in the U.S.). (launched May 2011)

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Wise Words

"If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little would be better if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea."   - Matthew 18:6