The Girl Scouts has a long and honorable history. The organization has been around nearly 100 years and has helped generations of girls learn, gain confidence, and become better people. They even have a noble, wholesome promise with which every girl becomes familiar:
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
But it seems this honorable organization is beginning to go down the tubes with its association with dubious organizations like Planned Parenthood and the United Nations.
The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations this week where Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute a brochure entitled “Healthy, Happy and Hot.” The event was part of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which concludes this week.
The brochure, aimed at young people living with HIV, contains explicit and graphic details on sex, as well as the promotion of casual sex in many forms. The brochure claims, “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. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!”
The brochure goes on to encourage young people to “Improve your sex life by getting to know your own body. Play with yourself! Masturbation is a great way to find out more about your body and what you find sexually stimulating. Mix things up by using different kinds of touch from very soft to hard. Talk about or act out your fantasies. Talk dirty to them.”
My daughter was in Girl Scouts for several years, starting as a Daisy. She enjoyed the group very much and learned a lot. She became involved in flag corps and honoring the American flag, and learned a lot of useful skills and facts. Unfortunately her troop disbanded a couple of years ago, and since our family schedule was already packed, instead of looking for another nearby troop, we decided to let this activity drop.
When I hear things like this, that leadership within Girl Scouts is exposing young girls to dangerous advice and is leading them to adopt reckless attitudes about human sexuality, I’m glad my daughter is no longer involved with the group.
My hope would be that those still within Girl Scouts would take immediate and decisive action to get this organization back on track and living up to the Girl Scout Promise. It’s an organization worth salvaging and preserving, but only if it continues to promote the health, safety and welfare of the young girls involved.