"Girl Scouts promote lesbianism and abortion!"
Yes why do you think I bought 15 boxes of thin mints.
Yes, but Girl Scout shouldn’t be a thing, it should just be Scouting of America!!
Girls Scouts became a thing because guys could not and still cannot handle women in their troops defend the girl scouts to the fucking death because we aren’t equal and taking away safe spaces for young girls won’t achieve that either
The biggest problem I have with this is that I was a Girl Scout for 13 years. I got my Gold Award, which is the highest award you can get in the Girl Scouts. It means that you can enter the military at a higher level than other people, you can receive a Presidential Public Service Award for your efforts, and it is recognized by many colleges and universities.
And yet, when I tell people I got my Gold Award, no one seems to know what it is. I have to say that it is equivalent to the Eagle Project of the Boy Scouts, which, while partially true, is not completely true. The idea behind the Gold Award is that you leave a positive impact on your community through a thoughtful and carefully chosen project. It is much the same in the Boy Scouts, but their means of doing so is different. I wrote and self-published a book for my GA, which meant working both inside the Girl Scouts (through educating younger girl scouts, as well as with an advisor) and outside of the Girl Scouts, interviewing 10 people from outside of it, talking to a publisher, designing a book, working for almost 160 hours during the summer after my senior year of high school to present the book, then having a launch party with community members, getting the book into libraries, and distributing it to various places throughout the country.
In an Eagle Project, they scouts in a district work together to build something, in my town, it is usually a park bench, and they put in community service hours for a day, maybe a couple of days. It is not the same, because they are primarily working within the power structure of the Boy Scouts. It is an equally powerful and noble thing, and often very powerful, thoughtful projects come out of it, but it is not the same.
Girl Scouts is an entirely different experience from Boy Scouts. In my 13 years as a Girl Scout, I learned how to:
Pitch and organize a tent
Build and care for a fire
Clean up after a campsite, leaving it always better than I found it
Cook a meal for 20 people on a camp stove and clean up from that meal
Shop for an entire weekend for 20+ people
Organize the activities of 150+ people
Sell cookies, including making orders, collecting money, distributing cookies, talking to people, and arranging to have cookies and funds sent to troops overseas
I wrote a book
I taught over 400 girls what it meant to be confident and capable
I sang thousands of songs
I learned first aid, CPR, and psychological first aid techniques
I built a reputation in my community as a strong, intelligent, resourceful human being
I learned to sew, to knit, to cook complex meals, to take care of myself in emergency situations
The list goes on. The 13 years I spent in Girl Scouts were hard, and it by no means was a magical fix-all, my life was still my life. But I learned so much more than any boy I ever met in the Boy Scouts. I learned to feel good about myself and my achievements. I am proud of myself and I will not apologize for who I am.
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts were founded by a married couple, they agreed that, at the time, there was a very big difference between the needs of young boys and the needs of young girls. Girl Scouts is over 100 years old, and has adapted to the changes in the world much better than the Boy Scouts have.
Forcing the two organizations together would dull the focus of each, it would create a whole other problem.
The thing to keep in mind is this: in many places, male-identified and female-identified children can be in Girl Scouts together.
Also, the Girl Scouts of America is part of an international organization called the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and is founded based on friendship and comradery. For the Girl Scouts of America to leave that organization would mean cutting ties with all other countries who are involved.
The point is, it exists, it is separate from the Boy Scouts for a reason, and it deserves to be recognized as a very powerful and very important entity.
#I’M SORRY TO ANYONE THAT I MIGHT HAVEN GOTTEN INTO THESE TWO FROOT LOOP DINGUSES #BUT AT THE SAME I’M TOTALLY NOT BECAUSE I LOVE THEM SO MUCH AND THEIR DYNAMIC IS PRECIOUS AND PAINFUL BUT SO WORTH IT
geminico - You got me so into them that I created this side-blog, and it’s all your fault! (Thank you 😘) ♥︎
I’m sorry~! But I’m also not sorry because how great has your summer been now with these two in it?
It’s such a great love story, even if it’s just platonic love (I think it’s much more confusing than that, but we’ll see how it pans out!) It’s been one of the highlights of my summer watching these two doofuses become friends and seeing their bond grow and evolve. And then having people come into my askbox to talk about them and we write novels back and forth about all our feels…it’s just been THE BEST! I hope they continue on and do great things together~! Even if it’s just making stupid youtube videos together <3
Zankie 5-eva <3
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sometimes i just sit and think about the fact people honestly believe that women shaving their legs and wearing makeup are innate behaviors that we are naturally supposed to do and that we always were supposed to do. i just. think about that. and i laugh
today at work i let someone into a dressing room and they said “thanks” and half of me tried to say “you’re welcome” and the other half tried to say “no problem” and i ended up saying “your problem”
this post had me in tears
And if you’re still up at 4 a.m.,
you are in love or lonely,
and I don’t know which one is worse.
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