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Bishops, Catholic media, and pro-life entities have recently published concerns with supporting documentation in an effort to inform laity and clergy about the pro-life and pro-family issues involving the Girl Scout organization.

RESOURCES ISSUED BY PRO-LIFE GROUPS

The National Right to Life Convention has featured the “Pro-life Concerns About the Girl Scouts” workshop for the last 4 years.  Audio of the 2015 workshop presentation is available.

Missouri Right to Life’s documented policy statement on the Girl Scouts (updated Sept ‘15) “urges citizens to consider carefully whether to participate in Girl Scouts or support them in any way.“

ARTICLES: NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

Pro-Life Ponderings: The Girl Scouts and Your Daughter (Sept ‘15) Also explores LGBT concerns within the organization

Girl Scout Cookies: Now That I Know, No Thank You (Feb ‘15)

Concerns Over Girl Scouts Persist Following USCCB Investigation (July ‘14)

USCCB AND DIOCESAN STATEMENTS

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/USCCB (Apr ‘14) released the results of a 2-year investigation into Girl Scouts’ problematic messaging, transgender membership, ties to Planned Parenthood, and continued advocacy of so-called reproductive rights by the organization’s international affiliate, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

The Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas (Apr ‘14) statement regarding “many troublesome areas of disagreement” with the Girl Scout organization.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis (Nov ‘14) letter entitled “Concerns of the Catholic Youth Apostolate Regarding Girl Scouts of USA.”

The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau (Feb ‘15) letter of concern identifying Girl Scouts as an organization that “does not fully promote the teachings of the Catholic Church.”

WHOLESOME ALTERNATIVES

Little Flowers is a Catholic club for girls ages 5 and up teaching virtues through scripture, saints’ biographies and the Catechism.

American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered scouting program for girls ages 5-18. Bishop James Conley serves as the Episcopal Moderator for American Heritage Girls’ National Catholic Committee.

ADDITIONAL INFO AND DOCUMENTATION

MyGirlScoutCouncil.com uses Girl Scouts’ own resources to document pro-life concerns at the local, national and international levels of the organization.