When it was reported that Girls Scouts troop leader Ana Juarez was charged with stealing $6,000 worth of cookie money from her troop, the mother seemed to stand along in her deplorable crime. The shame of not only stealing from children, but also from her very own 6-year-old daughter who was also in the troop, would make any parent hope that this was an isolated incident. But apparently, Girl Scout leaders getting their hand caught in the cookie jar is by no means a rare occurrence.
A reader named Brandy commented on Mommyish that instances of money theft in Girl Scouts are not “unheard of.” When she was a Brownie, another parent stole cookie money from her mother’s Girl Scouts troop. She added, “There isn’t enough oversight of money.” More
The worst thing about this video is that it’s full of hatred and ignorance. The best thing about this video is that it gives you an airtight excuse to buy all the cookies. More
Girl Scouts introduce new cookie: Savannah Smiles! More
Your loss, Girl Scouts. More
Everyone loves Girl Scout cookies. This is a fact. There’s nothing like tracking down the one person at your office with a kid in the Girl Scouts so you can get your fix of delicious thin mints (especially good when stored in the freezer). But did you know that your thin mints habit is killing endangered orangutans? More
A Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, Hans Zieger, has spoken out against the Girl Scouts of America, claiming they turn girls into feminist, pro-abortion lesbians. This inspired me to do an office survey (it’s an all-female workplace) and see if Zieger had a point or not. Below, a sampling of our staff.
DREW GRANT, Deputy Editor, Crushable
YEARS AS A GIRL SCOUT: Five. Brownie, then Junior.
LESBIAN? No, but I dabbled in college.
FEMINIST? Yeah, sure.
PRO-ABORTION? Oh, definitely. More
The Girl Scouts of America have long been a place where young women can learn about archery, sewing, tying knots, and a million other things that have nothing to do with what they look like. However, they know that girls … More
School starts soon. That means my Girl Scout, Sarah, is going to get busy with scouting. In our area, the girls start off the year with a camp out at a waterslide park. How fun does that sound? My girl … More