So, the George Soros-funded, left-leaning Media Matters for
has ‘infiltrated’ the Girl Scouts. I saw this coming. America
I was a Girl Scout and not just in elementary school, either. I was in Scouts from 2nd grade until I graduated high school in 1977. Girls Scouts was already liberal then. In Cadettes (middle school), we learned about girl power, and how girls didn’t need boys and how boys oppressed girls. In Senior scouting (high school), we learned about the meaninglessness of only being a wife and mother, about sexual freedom, reproductive choices (aka abortion), and about men being unimportant. We were taught that situational and personal ethics were the basis for all decision-making. This was taught widely in my local GS council, which happened to be the GS Council of the Nation’s Capital.
Of course, this feminist view of womanhood was also society’s attitude of the day when it came to women and their changing roles. It seemed like no one, including Girl Scouts, knew how to teach women and girls how to be strong without also teaching them to be liberal feminists. Many women have since figured out how to both strong and non-feminist, and are passing that on to their daughters. Girl Scouts, though, appears to be sticking to the same agenda as the last 30+ years. Yes, I know there are troops that are led by conservative women, but the national dues for these troops still goes to support the national Girl Scout machine, the same machine that published the book with the link to Media Matters for America.
I can’t even begin to list all the life skills I learned in scouting. But, along with all the wonderful parts of scouting, came the not-so-wonderful part, the taking advantage of my youth and my optimism and my idealistic view of the world. My mind was wide open in those middle and high school years, and many liberal ideals and beliefs crept in; and were tossed in via Girl Scouts, school and media. It took years to chase them back out.
I am not surprised about Media Matters for
and Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts have the same message now as in the 70’s, just wrapped in a different package. I am glad there is an alternative now – American Heritage Girls. I wish there had been one when my girls were growing up. America