WAGGGS

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.
Detailed information on each member country is provided under the Our World tab of the WAGGGS website.  This information includes the country’s census or count of the number of GG/GS in that country (as of a certain date).  The WAGGGS Members document is a summary list of all member countries, and the number of GG/GS in that country as of a certain date
Based on the number of GG/GS, the United States is the largest member of WAGGGS (GSUSA website), (Leader Magazine) & (CEO of External Affairs) with 3,578,760 Girl Scouts.
All Catholic Girl Scouts have a financial relationship with and are members of WAGGGS through their annual membership registration.  Each Girl Scout’s annual registration triggers a quota payment to WAGGGS.  In 2006, GSUSA paid an estimated $393,959 to satisfy the WAGGGS “membership quota payment” for Catholic Girl Scouts.  Catholic Girl Scouts are directly responsible for this amount of money paid to WAGGGS when they register to be a Girl Scout each year.
Please note that 2006 is the most current comprehensive membership statistics provided by WAGGGS.  $1,762,358 (see GSUSA’s 2006 “membership quota payment” paid to WAGGGS) ÷ 3,578,760 (number of youth and adult Girl Scout members in 2006 from GSUSA posted on the WAGGGS website) = .49₵ (In 2006, GSUSA paid a membership fee of approximately .49₵ per girl to WAGGGS).  800,000 Catholic Girl Scout members (Bob McCarty estimated the number Catholic Girl Scout members) X .49₵(GSUSA paid a membership fee of approximately .49₵ per girl to WAGGGS) = $393,959 each year  (approximate amount of money that Catholic Girl Scout members are responsible for that is paid by GSUSA to WAGGGS for their membership in the organization).
$1,762,358 ÷ 3,578,760 = .49₵      800,000 X .49₵ = $393,959

WAGGGS Financial Information

The WAGGGS website lists 145 member organizations or countries that are members of WAGGGS.  There are 121 Full Members countries/organizations and 24 Associate Members countries/organizations.  Detailed information on each member country is provided under the Our World tab of the WAGGGS website.  This information includes the country’s member status (Full or Associate), a census or count of the number of GG/GS in that country (as of a certain date), developments, programs, and events.  The WAGGGS Members document is a summary list of all member countries, and the number of GG/GS in that country as of a certain date.  In total, as shown on the WAGGGS Members document, there are 8,136,955 GG/GS associated with the 121 Full Member countries.  Based on the number of GG/GS, the United States is the largest member of WAGGGS (GSUSA website), (Leader Magazine)  & (CEO of External Affairs) with 3,578,760 Girl Scouts or approximately 44% of the total GG/GS in WAGGGS.  The United States is almost three times larger than the next largest country, India with 1,305,028 girls or approximately 16% of the total.  The top four countries (U.S., India, Philippines, and U.K.) make up approximately 76% of the WAGGGS Full Members based on the number of GG/GS.

Makeup of WAGGGSThe top four countries (U.S., India, Philippines, and U.K.) make up approximately 76% of the WAGGGS Full Members based on the number of GG/GS.

 

 

  • 44% of WAGGGS girl members are from GSUSA
  • 3.6 million of WAGGGS girl members are from GSUSA
  • The country with the next highest girl membership in WAGGGS is India with approximately 1.3 million or 16% members
  • US, India, Philippines, and UK (4 countries) make up approximately 76% of WAGGGS membership.
  • The remaining 117 full member countries of the 121 full member countries make up the remaining 24% of girl members of WAGGGS.

As stated in WAGGGS’ Policy on Finance (page 10, section 5.1), (WAGGGS’s Policy on Finance document) each member country or organization pays an annual membership fee or “quota”, as it’s referred to in their financial statements, to WAGGGS “at a rate applied to the membership figures of each WAGGGS Organization from the census figures.”  Membership fees or “quota” paid by GSUSA to WAGGGS from 2006 to 2009 were as follows:

WAGGG Membership feesThese amounts are located in GSUSA’s tax return for those years.

 

 

 

In GSUSA’s 2006 tax return located on page 1, Part I, line 16: “Payments to affiliates”: $1,762,358

payments to affiliates

 

This is further explained as “Membership Quota Payment”: $1,762,358 in the “Payments to Affiliates Schedule” on page 38.
Membership Quota Payment

 

In GSUSA’s 2007 tax return this amount can also be located on page 1, Part I, line 16: “Payments to affiliates”: $1,817,343

2007 Payments to Affiliates

 

This is further explained as “World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts”: $1,817,343 in the “Payments to Affiliates Schedule” on page 28.

Payments to affiliates 2007 schedule

 

After 2007, the format of the tax return was changed and the line item “Payments to affiliates” was moved.  In GSUSA’s 2008 and 2009 tax returns, the Membership fees or “quota” are located on page 10, Part IX, line 21; however, no detailed supporting schedule “Payments to affiliates” is provided.  Despite the lack of a supporting schedule, it is very likely that this amount (Payments to affiliates), as in previous years, still represents membership fees or “quota” paid to WAGGGS.

In GSUSA’s 2008 tax return located on page 10, Part IX, line 21: “Payments to affiliates”: $1,553,308; GSUSA paid $1,553,308 to WAGGGS for membership fees in 2008.

2008 Payments to Affiliates

In GSUSA’s 2009 tax return located on page 10, Part IX, line 21: “Payments to affiliates”: $1,485,764; GSUSA paid $1,485,764 to WAGGGS for membership fees in 2009

2009 Payments to Affiliates

 

As stated on page 31 and 35 of WAGGGS’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2008 (2008 Report and Financial Statements) the total membership fees or “Quota” (as it is referred to in the report) income was 1,669,000 Euros.
Using the 2008 average exchange rate:·

  • – 1 Euro = $1.47 US Dollars
    – Multiply the “Quota” in Euros and $1.39 US Dollars (1,669,000 x $1.47 = $2,453,000)
    – 1,669,000 Euros = $2,453,000 US Dollars
    – WAGGGS total income from membership fee in 2008 was $2,453,000

As stated on page 17 and 31 of WAGGGS’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2009 (2009 Report and Financial Statements) the total membership fees or “Quota” (as it is referred to in the report) income was 1,657,000 Euros.

Using the 2009 average exchange rate:
– 1 Euro = $1.39 US Dollars
–  Multiply the “Quota” in Euros and $1.39 US Dollars (1,657,000 x $1.39 = $2,303,230)
–  1,657,000 Euros = $2,303,230 US Dollars

WAGGGS total income from membership in 2009 was $2,303,230

WAGGGS Total income from Girl Scout membership

 

 

63% of WAGGGS membership fees came from GSUSA in 2008
64% of WAGGGS membership fees came from GSUSA in 2009

Please also note the GSUSA is a “Founder Member of WAGGGS.”

63% of WAGGGS membership fees came from GSUSA in 2008
64% of WAGGGS membership fees came from GSUSA in 2009
Please also note the GSUSA is a “Founder Member of WAGGGS.”

We provide only factual, verifiable documentation.  We have posted a substantial amount of evidence documenting that each Girl Scout member is in fact a member of the WAGGGS organization.  The documentation that we have utilized proving this statement comes from GSUSA’s own tax returns, official girl scout forms, websites, and literature.
Please see the following 2 articles where Bob McCarty, Executive Director of the NFCYM, has estimated the number of Catholic Girl Scout members (800,000 or 700,000).  After reviewing all of the documentation on our WAGGGS page, you will conclude that more Catholic Girl Scout members equals an increased “membership quota payment” from GSUSA paid to the pro-abortion advocacy WAGGGS organization.
1)    Catholic Ministry under Fire over Girl Scouts’ Pro- Abortion Ties: “The NFCYM, which connects some 700,000 Catholic Scout members with the Church and provides Catholic materials …. “
2)    Whistleblowers Want Faith Community to Fight ‘Evil Agenda’: “McCarty told WND that no one knows for sure, but he estimates 800,000 U.S. Girl Scouts are Catholic.”
Detailed information on each member country is provided under the Our World tab of the WAGGGS website.  This information includes the country’s member status (Full or Associate), a census or count of the number of GG/GS in that country (as of a certain date), developments, programs, and events.  The WAGGGS Members document is a summary list of all member countries, and the number of GG/GS in that country as of a certain date.  Based on the number of GG/GS, the United States is the largest member of WAGGGS (GSUSA website), (Leader Magazine) & (CEO of External Affairs) with 3,578,760 Girl Scouts.

Please see the following that shows the amount of money Catholic Girl Scout members are  responsible for (through their annual Girl Scout membership registration with GSUSA), that is paid by GSUSA to WAGGGS for their annual “membership quota payment”.

$1,762,358 (see above GSUSA’s 2006 “membership quota payment” paid to WAGGGS) ÷ 3,578,760 (number of youth and adult Girl Scout members in 2006 from GSUSA posted on
the WAGGGS website) = .49₵ (GSUSA paid a membership fee of approximately .49₵ per girl to WAGGGS)
800,000 Catholic Girl Scout members (Bob McCarty estimated the number Catholic Girl Scout members) X .49₵(GSUSA paid a membership fee of approximately .49₵ per girl to WAGGGS) = $393,959 each year  (approximate amount of money that Catholic Girl Scout members are responsible for that is paid by GSUSA to WAGGGS for their membership in the organization).

$1,762,358 ÷ 3,578,760 = .49₵
800,000 X .49₵ = $393,959
$393,959 is paid each year to WAGGGS.  Catholic Girl Scouts are directly responsible for this amount of money paid to WAGGGS each year.

The following is documented proof of the relationship between WAGGGS & IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation): International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) youth group advocates with WAGGGS for sexual and reproductive health (SRH).

The WAGGGS & IPPF relationship is also documented in these 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.

WAGGGS financial support

Each Girl Scout in every local troop pays an annual membership fee of $12 that goes directly to GSUSA (Girl Scouts of USA); none of the membership money stays at the local troop or council level.
1. See the Girl Scout registration form
2. Charity review of GSUSA from the Better Businesses Bureau issued June 2009 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, GSUSA program under the heading “Financial”: Source of Funds lists “Membership dues”: $33,214,000. In turn, GSUSA pays yearly membership dues to WAGGGS. GSUSA has the largest membership in WAGGGS.
3. Charity review of GSUSA from the Better Businesses Bureau issued June 2009 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, under the heading “Programs”: International services: $3,384,000.
To see how much your daughter’s $12 annual Girl Scout membership dues help financially support the pro-abortion World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) organization (tax returns are included for proof) please search our WAGGGS page.

WAGGGS is a pro-abortion organization

All Girl Scouts have a financial relationship with and are members of WAGGGS through their annual $12 membership dues. This financially collaborated relationship with each and every Girl Scout 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.  WAGGGS promotions of accessible abortions can be found on the WAGGGS website.

Your daughter’s $12 annual Girl Scout membership dues help financially support WAGGGS

See GSUSA’s Form 990 Tax Returns (Payment to Affiliate: Membership Quota payment to WAGGGS) for 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 (please be sure to view all 7 pages).    GSUSA is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation which means they are a non-profit organization and are exempt from paying taxes.  Since these types of charitable corporations rely on donations from the public to operate and survive their financial information including tax returns are considered public information.  All 501(c)(3) corporations must file a Form 990 each year with the IRS to maintain their tax exempt status.  You can also access these tax returns at this 990 site.