Girl Scout Resources

We have posted a substantial amount of evidence documenting the Girl Scouts’ pro-choice advocacy within GSUSA’s own websites, and the literature they market to our Catholic youth.  We fervently appeal to you to research not only the websites that GSUSA encourage our 800,000 Catholic Girl Scout members to patronage but to also scrutinize the individuals GSUSA feature in the Girl Scout books as women to emulate. Please be aware that there are many Girl Scouts books that still have yet to be addressed as problematic by GSUSA.  These books have not been recalled and Catholic girls continue to read them without any warnings from GSUSA or the NFCYM.   Many of these books include recommendations to websites where our Catholic girls can access links to Planned Parenthood or other pro-abortion advocacy groups.  Some of these GS books also list known pro-abortion women advocates as inspiration for our Catholic Girl Scouts.  Please click here at this link to view an updated report on the problematic GSUSA curricula (This resource is work in a progress that is continually being updated).

Girl Scout Books


  1. MISSION SISTERHOOD (for 9th and 10th graders) is one of the recently released books from the Girl Scout curriculum called “Journeys.”  This book promotes Nancy G. Brinker, sister of Susan G. Komen, the founder of Komen for the Cure (on page 63).  Brinker served on the Advisory Board of Planned Parenthood in Dallas, Texas in 2003.  Planned Parenthood receives about ½ million dollars in donations from Susan G. Komen affiliates.   On page 65, Gloria Steinam is presented as “a woman that has made a difference for sisterhood to where it is today.”  Steinam is a well known pro-abortion activist and the co-founder of The Women’s Media Center.   This pro-abortion site also has 27 live links to other pro-choice sites.  On page 53 and 69, GSUSA promotes WAGGGS and encourages girls to visit www.wagggs.org/en/world . 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.
  2. GIRLtopia is one of the books in the new Girl Scout curriculum called “Journeys.”  This particular Journey book lists many women that the girls can use as role models to emulate including (on page 10) Sheri S. Tepper, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood (over 25 years) and praised feminist author.  Please see this article written by Sue Brinkman from EWTN’s women of grace.com:  Feminist Porn Found on Girl Scouts Recommended Reading List
  3. Your Voice Your World: The Power of Advocacy is one of the books in the new Girl Scout curriculum called “Journeys.” Girls are encouraged to discover “Voices for Good.”  Some of the “Voices” listed are known female pro-abortion advocates including (on page 68) Betty Friedan, the founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League, whom is listed as a woman for Girl Scouts to emulate.  The NARAL website can be found at www.naral.org.  On page 28, Margaret Mead is quoted; she was an early advocate of repealing anti-abortion laws.
  4. MEdia (for 6th through 8th graders) is one of the recently released books from the Girl Scout curriculum called “Journeys.”.  This book (on page 25) encourages girls to “take the matter in your own hands and learn the truth.”  The Media Matters website for America “gets the word out about media misinformation.” At that site girls can access the Political Correction website.   In February, 2011 this site along with 26 other pro-choice organizations wrote a letter to Congress defending Planned Parenthood.  Carol Jenkins is praised (on page 71), as a founding president of The Women’s Media Center.  As stated in this GS book, WMC “strives to make women visible and powerful in the media.  This group was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan.” This pro-abortion site has 27 live links to other pro-choice sites.
  5. Bliss is one of the books from the Girl Scout curriculum called “Journeys.”  This book (on page 25) encourages girls to visit and explore The Women’s Media Center.  As stated in this book exactly, “For a look at how double standards-and sexism-affected the 2008 presidential election coverage in the United States, check out “Sexism Sells-But We’re Not Buying It,” a video produced by the Women’s Media Center. This pro-abortion site has 27 live links to other pro-choice sites including Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)“One out of three women NEEDS an abortion at some point in their life.” Gloria Steinam, co-founder of the Women’s Media Center.
  6. aMAZE is one of the books from the Girl Scout curriculum called “Journeys.”  This book (on page 53) praises WAGGGS.  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 the WAGGS website.   On page 74, girls are made aware of Harriet Woods who is a pro–abortion activist,
  7. A Resource Book for Senior Girl Scouts is for girls 14 to 17 years old. On page 18 & 19 it states, “The situations below are ones that you may encounter either now or in the future.”  Last on the list is “Ending a pregnancy.”  The Catholic Church (the Body of Christ) teaches that ending a pregnancy is not an option or a choice to decide.
  8. Uniquely Me! The Way to Be is for girls 8 to 10 years old.  On page 22 there is a list of websites that the girls are encouraged to visit and explore.  One website listed is KidsHealth, where young girls can find a link to emergency contraception Continue down to the bottom of page 3 under the heading “How Much Does It Cost?” where it states “the emergency contraception pill costs between $10 and $80.  Many … and family planning clinics (such as Planned Parenthood) may charge much less.”  It is astonishing to see that this website has the audacity to advertise for this abortion mill. At the bottom of any of these pages is the heading Additional Resources.   This Resources page lists 3 live links for children to visit:  Planned Parenthood Federation of America has information on relationships and sexual health for teens,   National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, and Planned Parenthood.  All Girl Scouts are potentially future customers of Planned Parenthood …the seed is planted through this website.
  9. Focus: Uniquely Me! The Real Deal is for girls ages 11-17 (part of the STUDIO 2B program).  On page 27 there is a list of websites that the girls may visit and explore.  One website listed is KidsHealth, where young girls can find a link to emergency contraception Continue down to the bottom of page 3 under the heading “How Much Does It Cost?” where it states “the emergency contraception pill costs between $10 and $80.  Many … and family planning clinics (such as Planned Parenthood) may charge much less.”  It is astonishing to see that this website has the audacity to advertise for this abortion mill. At the bottom of any of these pages is the heading Additional Resources.   This Resources page lists 3 live links for children to visit:  Planned Parenthood Federation of America has information on relationships and sexual health for teens,   National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, and Planned Parenthood.  All Girl Scouts are potentially future customers of Planned Parenthood …the seed is planted through this website.  Another website listed on page 27 is www.girlzone.com which contains links to http://www.girlzone.com/health/ and lists the Planned Parenthood teen wire site.
  10. Focus: Uniquely Me! Inside and Out is for girls ages 11-17 (part of the STUDIO 2B program).  On page 27 there is a list of websites that the girls may visit and explore.  One of the websites www.parent-teen.com contains links to articles and resources on various topics including “Sex and Dating” which lists as the first resource the Planned Parenthood teen wire site.
  11. Agent of Change (for 4th and 5th graders) is one of the books from the Girl Scouts curriculum called “Journeys.”  On page 27, girls are introduced to Marjane Satrapi and her book “Persepolis.”  Marjane is featured by GSUSA as a “Real Girl” with “Real Moxie” and her book, Persepolis, as one of the “Stories That Inspire.”  Please see this interview with Marjane and a review done on her book.   In Agent of Change, GSUSA states how the book was “released in 2007 as an animated feature film”.  This would be very tempting for a child (9, 10, and 11 year old girls) because the book and the film are cartoons.  Both the book and film are easily obtainable at your local library.  This story has every immoral activity one could possibly think of displayed through-out the book.  Many subjects that girls ages 9, 10, and 11 certainly should not be reading about: drug dealing (by Marjane), drug abuse, under-age drinking (by Marjane), violence, torture, rape, murder, 2 suicide attempts (by Marjane), drug overdose, foul/crude language, premarital sex on many occasions, contraceptives, obscene mention of body parts, anti-Americanism, pro-Communism/Marxism, degrading of the Lord (multiple times, by Marjane).  Here are excerpts of the book.
  12. aM– USE is one of the books from the Girl Scouts curriculum called “Journeys” for girls in grades 4th and 5th.  GSUSA mocks the Catholic Church in honoring the playwright Josefina Lopez (on pages 50-51) who wrote the play, Simply Maria.

The following are segments from the play that ridicules our Holy Catholic Church:
GIRL 3 begins to touch herself in intimate ways
PRIEST. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here, under the Catholic church
JOSE takes out a golden dog collar. The PRIEST gives it his blessings.  By the power vested in me, under the Catholic church, in the holy house of God, I pronounce you man and wife.
The THREE GIRLS take away MARIA’s veil and bouquet. They place the dog collar around MARIA’s neck. Then they get the wedding lasso and tie it around her to make the collar seem and work like a leash.
PRIEST speaks to JOSE. You may pet the bride. The lasso is given to JOSE. He pulls MARIA, who gets on her hands and knees. They walk down the aisle like dog and master. The wedding march plays, people begin to leave.
JOSE. Another daughter?!  I’ll have to call her “Abnegation.”
SALESMAN. Here we have it! The world renowned Reproducing machine! (MARIA screams again.)
JOSE. Three girls?! I’ll call them “Frustration,” “Regret,” and “Disappointment.”
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 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, under the heading Financial GSUSA merchandise sales totaled $17,942,000.
WAGGGS & IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation) relationship is documented in 2 books:
1)  Family Planning:  Meeting Challenges, Promoting Choices – The Proceedings of the IPPF Family Planning Congress,  New Delhi, October 1992.
2)  The International Law of Youth Rights (1995).  Kluwer Academic Publishers.