Â Anyone who has ever been a member of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, a Scout leader, or active supporter of the GSUSA knows the organization has always been one of the finest in the country and the preeminent group advocating for American girls and young women.Â Â
Until recently.Â Â
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012, the GSUSA boasts a membership of overÂ 2.3 million girls aged 10 to 17.Â They used to reciteÂ the Girl Scout Promise: “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.”Â
Their Promise is similar to the Boy Scout Oath, except in regard to the reference to God which the GSUSA made optional in 1993.Â That decisionÂ followedÂ one two years earlier to adopt a “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on sexual orientation.Â TheÂ earlier change was ostensibly made becauseÂ the organizationÂ didn’t want “to intrude on personal matters”;Â God was dropped because a few peopleÂ complained.Â Â
Both alterations of basic principles were made despite the fact virtually everything in the Girl Scout Law is “personal” and they were made in the interests ofÂ demonstrating the GSUSAÂ adheres to theÂ popular fascinationsÂ with diversity andÂ inclusiveness.Â Â Â Â Â
Those fascinationsÂ represented the beginnings of Girl Scout political correctness and may haveÂ sounded the death knells of a once proud and honorable institution.Â The delayed ramifications of the GSUSA going PC were reflected inÂ last month’sÂ dissolution ofÂ troops and theÂ recent exposÃ©Â of Girl Scout attempts at political indoctrination.Â
As reported by the ChristianPost.com, and by few if any other media, “Three Girl Scout troops at a Christian school in Louisiana have disbanded in protest of a policy of inclusion for transgenders,” more precisely, accepting a biological boy into the Girl Scouts.Â
Regardless of one’s opinion of Sarah and Bill Tyler, parents ofÂ 8 year old Dana/Danann Tyler who indulged their son’s sexual identity confusion by allowing him to dress as a little girl, sent him to school lugging a princessÂ lunch box, and bought him high-heeled slippers, we should all be able to empathize with the Louisiana parents.Â Â
Dana/Danann Tyler doesn’t seem to be the subject of the controversy in Lousiana–at last report, the Tylers lived in Southern California–and Christian Post doesn’t give the Louisiana boy’s name.Â Still, the situations are similar.Â Dana/Danann’s nationally-televised story was examined here in “Smile! It’s Transgender Awareness Week!” (http://bit.ly/uJBsEk)Â
The push for transgendered boys joining the Girl Scouts isn’t confined toÂ either California or Louisiania.Â A Colorado mother also tested the GSUSA inclusion policy, was rejected by her local troop, called a press conference, then was heard from no more.Â
The Louisiana moms/scout leaders didn’t exactly give up, however.
TheyÂ resigned their posts, disbanded their troops, and are considering re-alignment with an alternative group, American Heritage Girls,Â which isÂ â€œdedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country,” commitments now suspect in the GSUSA.Â (http://bit.ly/sHCt4Z)Â
Â Fifteen year old Sydney Volanski is also commited.Â She’s committed to outing the GSUSA as a front for the Democrat Party and the progressive movement to undermine Girl Scouts’ integrity andÂ non-partisan, apolitical tradition.Â
The amazingly-articulate teenagerÂ made an appearance on FNC’s “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning and revealed the heretofore unknown and un-publicized GSUSA campaign to seduce scouts into believing all the liberal media claptrap.Â
Ms. Volanski ultimately came toÂ a realization understood by few girls her age or any age understand, that the GSUSAÂ had evolved intoÂ a tool of progressivism in America and uses its influence on Girl Scouts to guide them to what she aptly calls, “a clear liberal ideology, like with the Media Matters site.â€Â
Founded by conservative turncoat, David Brock, and financed by far left wing extremist George Soros, Media Matters for America (MMfA) mayÂ more accurately be described as hitmen for the Obama administration.
Yet, along with Planned Parenthood, America’s primary abortionist, it is recommendedÂ by the GSUSA as a resource forÂ sixth through eighth graders in its handbook MEdia, which directs the youngsters to MMfA to correctÂ media “misinformation” they may come across.Â Â
Young Ms. Volanski read it and left the Girl Scouts after eight years and co-founded her own website, SpeakNowGirlScouts.com (http://bit.ly/mzTjLJ) to correct the misinformation GSUSA doles out in the guise of guidance.
Among other outrages, the Girl Scouts referred kids to its “partners,” Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortionÂ groups,Â and recommended girls to Marxist, socialist, Communist”heroines” such as Betty Friedan, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Simone de Beauvoir, Martina Navratilova, and a slew of otherÂ radical liberals andÂ gay women.Â Â
TheÂ suggested models failed to mention such people as Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Anne Coulter, or Monica Crowley.Â Â
InÂ the “Fox and Friends”Â interview,Â Ms. VolanskiÂ says, “We were so deceived” by the Scouts.Â Whether or not it was a reaction to herÂ exposÃ©, Scout spokeswoman Michelle Tompkins indicated to Fox that references to Media Matters would be dropped from future editions of MEdia.Â (http://bit.ly/tBRySu)Â
Â It’s regrettable for American girls and women that the Girl Scouts of the United States of America has become so immersed in liberal ideologies that it has devolved into a virtual arm of the Democrat Party and nowÂ advocates all the vile beliefs of progressivism.Â The GSUSA has sullied its reputation and rendered its future doubtful.Â
Unless its leaders are replaced or change course, the Girl Scouts do not deserve to survive.Â Â Â
Â Â Â