More on the Catholic Bishops…and the Girl Scouts?

I’ve written in the last few months about both the Catholic Bishops and the Girl Scouts, but I really didn’t think I’d see them in the same story like this. Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the [Read More...]

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: Losing the Boy Scouts

In Part 1 I discussed the recent media attention given to opposition to the Girl Scouts, in Part 2 I discussed the longer roots of this opposition, and in Part 3 I discussed how my perceptions of the Girl Scouts have changed. I’m now going to turn to the Boy Scouts. Even as I was [Read More...]

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts: Finding the Girl Scouts

In Part 1 I discussed the recent media attention given to opposition to the Girl Scouts and in Part 2 I gave some background to this opposition. I’m now going to discuss how my perceptions of the Girl Scouts have changed in the last ten years as I moved from opponent to supporter and why. [Read More...]

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts: The “Evils” of Girl Scouts

In Part 1 I discussed recent media attention given to opposition to the Girl Scouts, but as an excellent Slate article points out, and as my experience verifies, this opposition has been going on for years. Conservatives have long been accusing the Girl Scouts of promoting “witchcraft,” “lesbianism,” and “paganism,” as well as of being a subversive [Read More...]

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts: The Recent Controversy

A few weeks ago an image started circulating on facebook, urging people not to buy girl scout cookies or support the girl scouts. Here it is below: On facebook at least, I saw a lot of shock, not at the girl scouts but at the people who put together this flier. Who could be against [Read More...]