Friday, May 22, 2009

Not Your Grandmother's Girl Scouts

From the WND

While the Boy Scouts continue to be persecuted for standing by their original values, you know God, country, no gay leaders camping with little boys, etc. it appears that the Girl Scouts on the other hand have drank the Kool-aid and jumped the shark.(I can't think of anymore cliches)

In 1993 the Girl Scouts USA decided to make God optional in its program at the national convention in Minneapolis.
From the Girl Scout curriculum, the organization's promise is now:
Girl Scouts of the USA makes no attempt to define or interpret the word "God" in the Girl Scout Promise. It looks to individual members to establish for themselves the nature of their spiritual beliefs. When making the Girl Scout Promise, individuals may substitute wording appropriate to their own spiritual beliefs for the word "God."
Now girls from 6th to 8th grade will read quotes from Buddha and study symbols rooted in pagan mythology and popular New Age tools. They will be introduced to feminist and erotic poems, and read quotes from Harriet Woods, pro-abortion former head of the National Women's Political Caucus.

In the next age group, for teens in the ninth and tenth grades, girls are taught about wage disparities between the sexes, and a lack of assets and senior management positions held by women.

"Girltopia" poses the questions, "When women don't earn enough, what happens to their children?" and "How could everyone help create a Girltopia?"

When teens reach their junior and senior years in high school, they begin a Girl Scouts curriculum called "Your Voice Your World: The Power of Advocacy." It encourages young women to begin "raising their voices as advocates" and follow the examples of other young people who are speaking out on causes such as global warming, universal health care
, racism and child poverty.

One question asks, "What policies is our city putting in place to combat global warming?"

Teens are then asked to generate a list of causes they are passionate about. One example suggests girls "propose new environmental protection laws for waterways in your state."

The text encourages Girl Scouts to take their ideas and list steps necessary to accomplish goals on advocacy charts. It provides the following suggestion for a cause:

I worry about all the waste in using plastic bags and how their use in my community contributes to global warming. One example is the supermarket – do we really need to be using all those plastic bags?

The list goes on and on. Please read the entire article.

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