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Do Thin Mints Cause Lesbianism? One Christian Radical Thinks So

Could the sale of Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Somoas lead to a lifetime of Toshi Reagon songs, flannel shirts and WPGA tournaments?

Girl Scouts Membership Drops Sharply

NATIONAL | By David Crary | Oct 10
For the second straight year, youth and adult membership in the Girl Scouts has dropped sharply, intensifying pressure on the 102-year-old youth organization to find ways of reversing the trend.

Christian Radio Host Won’t Buy Lesbian Girl Scout Cookies

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Oct 24
Abortion, lesbianism and...thin mints? They all appear to be part of different sets, but according to a conservative Christian pastor and radio host, a venn diagram would show one similarity: the Girl Scouts of America.

Christian Group Launches Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Alternative

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
After the Boy Scouts of America lifted their ban on gay scouts in May, conservative factions came together to found Trail Life USA, a Christian and anti-gay scouting group that intends to serve as a BSA alternative.

Dissension and Fiscal Woes Beset the Girl Scouts

NATIONAL | By David Crary | Jun 24
Given the friction and financial woes facing the Girl Scouts these days, perhaps it’s time for a giant friendship circle. Under that long-standing tradition, a ring of Scouts clasp hands and give a little squeeze, accompanied by a silent wish of good will

Girl Scouts Under Scrutiny from Catholic Bishops

RELIGION | By David Crary | May 11
Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

No Girl Scout Cookies for Right Wingers, Citing Pro-Gay, -Trans, -Choice Stances

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 18
A Girl Scout teen recently made a YouTube video calling for a boycott on Girl Scout cookies due to the organization’s acceptance of transgender children. Several anti-gay groups share the beliefs and back the boycott saying the group is also pro-choice.

Girl Scouts Rejects, Then Accepts, Trans Kid

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 26
The Boy Scouts of America is well known as an anti-gay organization that will not allow GLBTs or atheists into its ranks. Now, the Girl Scouts has courted controversy by initially refusing membership to a transgender child.

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