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New Girl Scout Troop Starts at Utah Gay Pride Center

PRIDE | By Lindsay Whitehurst | Apr 16
The Girl Scouts are opening a troop at a gay pride center in Salt Lake City that officials say will welcome transgender youth and children from LGBT families.

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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