05 February 2012

Traditional American Heritage vs. The Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts have, in recent years, become a tool of the radical left for indoctrination. 

The Girl Scouts have been linked to the nation’s largest abortion provider [Planned Parenthood] in the past.  In 2010, a panel sponsored by the Girl Scouts USA at the United Nations Commission featured a Planned Parenthood pamphlet called “Healthy, Happy and Hot," according to published reports. A portion of the pamphlet read: “Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse. But there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. Sex can include kissing, touching, licking, tickling, sucking and cuddling. Some people like to have aggressive sex, while others like to have soft sex and slow sex with their partners. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!” (More here.)

That ain't your Grandma's Girl Scouts. I guess selling cookies and community service just doesn't cut it anymore. Some of my granddaughters used to be involved in the Girl Scouts. Not any more. When my daughter realized how radicalized the GS had become, she helped organize a local chapter of American Heritage Girls. This organization better reflects traditional American values:

American Heritage Girls was founded in 1995 in West Chester, Ohio by a group of parents wanting a wholesome program for their daughters. These parents were disillusioned with the increasing secular focus of existing organizations for girls. They wanted a Judeo-Christian focused organization for their daughters and believed that other parents were looking for the same for their daughters.
I've seen some of the fruits of the chapter that my own granddaughters are involved in and it's quite inspiring. They earn badges, awards, etc for community service - very similar to the GS. Last year, they earned badges for their visitation to local nursing home residents. I had the honor of sharing in that activity with them. AHG is a great organization. Check 'em out.


Brock Townsend said...

Pathetic, plus the Boy Scouts spitting on General Lee.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

AHG took the right approach, I believe. Rather than curse the darkness, they lit a candle. They're a great organization.

Brock Townsend said...

Yes, I have posted them a few times before.



Lindsay said...

How about an American Heritage Boy group? Couldn't find one but i haven't looked very hard. I want my sons to be involved in something like the Boy Scouts but I am weary.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Lindsay - I'm just an observer, but I believe the BSA has, for the most part, resisted the trends that have ruined the GS.

Brock Townsend said...

It's only one week a year, but I heartily recommend the Sam Davis Youth Camp. This will be my fifth daughter, Dixie's, sixth year. 12 to 21, but younger ones may receive waivers.


Lindsay said...

Thanks - I need to educate myself but my boys are young yet, I have plenty of time.

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous. Everything you have written is factually baseless. Did you even try to do any research at what happened at that conference? It is irresponsible to post information as fact without checking direct sources first. It is posts like this who turn others away from a wonderful organization.

Both Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls are wonderful groups. They both are committed to building the next generation of strong, confident women.

I suggest you read this fact sheet directly from GSUSA's website.


Also, it is important to remember that each Girl Scout Council in every state is an independent entity from GSUSA, WAGGGS, and each other. Each coucil is governed by their own rules and regualtions. So you cannot use the over arching term of "Girl Scouts" when referring to slander. It is important to identify which Council you are referring to.

Here is another letter from one council (GSCNC) concerning the issue above and articles that are factually baseless.


I suggest in the future you take it upon yourself to do research before posting your opinion as fact.

Thanks you.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Anon - thank you for your comment, but I've already done the research and my daughter has personal experience with a local GSA group. While I'm sure there are individuals in the GSA who don't support its recent "drift", there is little doubt that, as an organization, it is becoming radicalized. Perhaps it is you who should be doing further research:


Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Here's more Anon:


Now who looks ridiculous?

Brock Townsend said...

Bad link.


Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Brock - let me try again: