Girl Scouts Why Not


The Catholic Church and the Girl Scouts: A scandalous mess Article written by Mary Hasson, Catholic News Agency 2/3/12

RUSE: Planned Parenthood, Girl Scout cookie monster; Girls’ group may regret sex-ed partnership as snack sales suffer Article written by Cathy Cleaver Ruse, The Washington Times 2/6/12                                                                                                                                                                                    Catholic Parish bans Girl Scout troops over ties to Planned Parenthood Article written by Patrick Craine Life Site News 1/25/12

RUSE: Say no to Girl Scout Cookies; Left-wing political agenda undermines girls, families Article written by Cathy Cleaver Ruse The Washington Times 1/16/12   

Girl Scout Employee Quits, Not Allowed to Wear Pro-Life Shirt Article written by Steven Ertelt  Life News 1/9/12

Quit the Girl Scouts Over Their Planned Parenthood Connection Article written by Abby Johnson  Life News 9/23/11

Girl Scouts leadership: pro-choice, pro-gay idealogues Article written by Mary Hasson Catholic News Agency 1/14/12

Catholic Ministry under Fire over Girl Scouts’ Pro- Abortion Ties   Article written by Mary Hasson Catholic News Agency   

Whistleblowers Want Faith Community to Fight ‘Evil Agenda’  Article written by Dave Tombers World Net Daily 12/3/11  

NFCYM: National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry: “The NFCYM does not seem to take fidelity to the teachings of the Church into account when choosing with whom to associate itself.  From featuring dissidents as speakers at their conferences, to recommending unfaithful resources”.  by Catholic Culture  

"NFCYM's Executive Director Robert McCarty has made some very questionable statements": According to McCarty, “As much as the church doesn’t want to admit it, part of this is theology. Kids don’t want a celibate lifestyle, and studies show our young people are being supported in this by their parents.”   by Catholic Culture  

Girl Scouts Book Refers Reader to Liberal Group Media Matters to Clear Up ‘Media Misinformation’   Article written by Billy Hallowell The Blaze 12/27/11  

Girl Scouts’ Agenda Takes Turn to the Left   Article written by Rebecca Hagelin The Washington Times 11/6/11

Girl Scouts Convention Features Pro-Abortion Speakers   Article written by Steve Ertelt  Life News 10/28/11  

UN Workshop distributing perverse Planned Parenthood brochure featured lead singer from ‘queer rock’ band  by American Life League’s STOPP International  

Activists Expose Girl Scouts Link to Planned Parenthood ‘The more we investigated, the more disturbed we became’   Article written by Dave Tombers World Net Daily 11/23/11  

Answering the Call: Two Texas teens have bravely stepped forward to share the truth about its agenda  by Bob DeMoss The Citizen Magazine Oct, 2011

Girl Scouts: At odds with Catholic teachings?  Article written by Brian Fraga from Our Sunday Visitor Jul 3, 2011 

Denver bishop: Girls Scouts could make girls more open to pro-abortion agenda. Article written by Patrick B. Crane from June 1, 2011

At a time when Girl Scouts USA is under fire for its association with Planned Parenthood, the New Age, and its choice of controversial role models for girls, the organization appears to be tossing more wood on the flames by choosing to mark its 100th anniversary this year by inviting a prominent lesbian mayor to speak at their annual convention.  Article written by Sue Brinkmann from EWTN’s September 23rd, 2011

Girl Scouts Use New Age Program to Form Leaders In addition to its affiliations with Planned Parenthood and radical feminism, the Girl Scouts are continuing their liaison with another questionable bedfellow – the New Age. Article written by Sue Brinkmann from EWTN’s  July 29th, 2011

The cookie crumbles: American girls abandoning Girl Scouts.  Article written by Taylor Hudson from August 14, 2011

American Family Association of Indiana defends Rep. Morris in his concern over a resolution praising the Girl Scouts of America  Article written by American Family Association 2/23/12  

Written documentation that was obtained from GSUSA website,

Girls Scout Cookies: Frequently Asked Questions: Under the heading "Cookie Revenue" is the question: Does any of the money from cookie sales go to Girl Scouts of the USA (the national Girl Scouts organization)?  The answer: The baker (Little Brownie Bakers) 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, Girl Scout council, school, and church.    

Girl Scouts exposed: Lessons in lesbianism - Communists, radical feminists cited as role models for troops  Posted: May 17, 2009  By Chelsea Schilling

Friendly Cookies, Sinister Connection: Planned Parenthood’s Influence on the Girl Scouts of America Article written by Jim Sedlak Celebrate Life November, 2004

Nebraska Girl Scout Organization Hires Planned Parenthood Lobbyist Staff Writer  June 21, 2004

Cookie crumbles: Girl Scout sex furor splits Texas town CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) — Some families are boycotting Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos and other Girl Scout cookies. Troop 7527 is down to just two members after the other girls were withdrawn by their parents. And Brownie Troop 7087 is no more.

Austin Bishop and Planned Parenthood Battle for Girl Scouts    Tuesday July 13, 2004

Girl Scouts: "We Partner With Planned Parenthood Organizations"  by Paul Nowak, Staff Writer March 9, 2004

Girl Scouts National Conclave to Feature Pro-Abortion, Pro-Lesbian Speakers 8/29/2005  50th annual convention in Atlanta will showcase group’s drift into radical feminism. 

Girl Scouts partner with Planned Parenthood! Time for a boycott? Illinois Right to Life Committee

All local Girl Scout council stores in the USA purchase all uniforms, books, badges etc…. from Girls Scouts of USA.  As documented from the Better Business Bureau in the year September 30, 2006 – October 1, 2007, GSUSA merchandise sales totaled $17,942,000. 

Ideology at work: Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chavez  Article written by Mary Hasson, Catholic News Agency 3/1/12.

Planned Parenthood Created Indiana Girl Scouts Sex Ed Program Article written by Steve Ertelt Life Site News 2/23/12   

The following information is from the National Catholic Register, A Cookie Boycott and a Bishop's Ban, by Barb Ernster:

  • In Connecticut, the Girl Scouts honored a Planned Parenthood official for promoting  “healthy practices” in local troops.

  • In Pennsylvania, three Girl Scout councils state on internet sites that Planned Parenthood is invited as guest speakers to talk to Junior Girl Scouts and these talks make up the majority of the effort the girls need for a special “Becoming a Teen” badge.
    In May of 2003 the Girl Scouts’ Bluebonnet Council in Waco, Texas, designated as a  “Woman of Distinction” the executive director of Planned Parenthood of central Texas. A sexuality conference in Waco, Texas, entitled “Nobody’s Fool” was co-sponsored between the Girl Scout Bluebonnet Council and Planned Parenthood.  This conference has been sponsored by the Bluebonnet Council for nine years and targets girls in grades seven through nine.  Pro-life Waco has stated that the national Girl Scout logo was on the program flyer and advertisements and Girl Scout employees served as volunteers for the program.  A book titled It’s Perfectly Normal, that is recommended for ages 10 and up, was given away.  Topics included in this book include 9 reasons to have an abortion, including:
  • if the parents didn’t have enough time or money to take “good care” of a baby
  • if the parents felt too young to be parents
  • if the girl or woman simply didn’t want to become pregnant

The American Life League states that in Omaha, Nebraska, in mid-2004, the Great Plains Girl Scout Council appointed the former Vice President of Marketing of Planned Parenthood of Nebraska, Beverly Todd Nolte, as their executive director.  In January 2004, Ms. Nolte defended a Planned Parenthood program that informed teens on how they could bypass Nebraska’s parental notification law.  In the Omaha World –Herald on January 11, 2004, Ms. Nolte is quoted as stating:  “We see it as an issue of information teens need to have, we’re standing up for teens’ rights.”   

The website of the Colorado Girl Scouts lists among its 2004 Women of Distinction Ms. Susan Damour, who has served as Senior Vice President - Internal and External Affairs at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.     

The American Life Leagues’ STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood) International conducted a survey in which every Girl Scout Council was asked if they had any type of relationship with Planned Parenthood.  Out of 315 Girl Scout Councils only 99 would respond to this question.  Of those 99 respondents, 23 councils from around the country admitted that they have a relationship with Planned Parenthood.  The following is a list of states that these 23 councils are in, with some states having more than one council with ties to Planned Parenthood.  It is not known how many other states have councils with ties to Planned Parenthood that refused to respond to this survey.


New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York