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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Cyllya View Post

I wish girl scouts would just be replaced with Kid Scouts or something (having a separate scout organization for girls made sense 100 years ago, but I don't think it's best today), but I have to give them kudos for this.

 

I made a donation on their website. 



This is probably a little (or a lot) OT, but my 6yo dd is a daisy scout this year and I'm so thankful that it is a girl's organization (and not coed).  She has two brothers and up until the time she joined she really didn't play with other girls at all.  I've noticed a big change in her since she started w/ the daisies, it's really been a positive influence for her already.  So I think there is some merit to keeping it separate.

post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by greenmom4 View Post



This is probably a little (or a lot) OT, but my 6yo dd is a daisy scout this year and I'm so thankful that it is a girl's organization (and not coed).  She has two brothers and up until the time she joined she really didn't play with other girls at all.  I've noticed a big change in her since she started w/ the daisies, it's really been a positive influence for her already.  So I think there is some merit to keeping it separate.


what kind of changes? (if you don't mind me asking)
 

 

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Super~Single~Mama View Post

I so wish I had a GS cookie source!!

 

They used to set up a table outside my work in Texas.  I seriously CAN NOT walk by without buying a box, their cheery little faces melt my heart and I can't get enough of those thin mints.  By the end of the week I had a trunk stash that lasted about 2 months (this stash would've probably lasted a normal person without a thin mint addiction about 6-8 months, I'm sure.)

post #24 of 25

Good news!!!

 

Bobby Montoya has found a new Girl Scout Troop and is selling cookies!

 

If you want to buy a box to support inclusivity and Bobby, specifically, there is information here:

 

http://imatyfa.org/girlscouts/

 

 

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TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA) has launched this web page to assist a new transgender Girl Scout and her troop with their annual cookie drive.

 

Bobby Montoya was in the news in 2011 after seeking to join a local Girl Scout troop. Girl Scouts of Colorado released a statement supporting trans youth, saying “If a child identifies as a girl and the child's family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.”

 

Bobby Montoya's Girl Scout Cookie Drive

Bobby is a member of the newly-formed Girl Scouts Colorado Troop 5-4665. Any donations made online will go toward cookies that will be distributed to their hometown charity, Mount Saint Vincent Home, which has assisted over 18,000 abused and neglected Colorado children since 1883. Proceeds will also go to Boots on the Ground, which distributes Girl Scout Cookies to active-duty military servicemembers.

 

To donate to Bobby’s troop and support Girl Scouts, abused and neglected children, and American servicemembers, please click here.

 

 

 

 

post #25 of 25

I live in Colorado and always buy cookies but this year I have to admit that I made sure to buy more.  But in talking to my dealer, I mean Girl Scout's mom, she said that sales are down this year.  It makes me wonder if it's because people are buying through Bobby's site if they don't know a scout personally.

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