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“I want kids like me to know they are perfect just the way they are,” she said. “There are people all over the world that love you. Never give up because it does get better.” READ MORE »


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Plus, some Canadian grandparents think that comprehensive sex education will “rape” their grandkids’ childhoods – their words, not mine. READ MORE »


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A few weeks ago, a Girl Scout troop out selling cookies in Los Altos, California spotted Tom Hanks passing through town. When they stopped him to say hi, Hanks bought four boxes of cookies, made an extra donation of $20, and then helped the girls sell more cookies. He offered to take photos with passing fans… READ MORE »


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Girl Scout cookies are damn delicious, and who doesn’t like supporting a bunch of girls who are trying to earn merit badges and do good things? Apparently, a whole bunch of folks. READ MORE »


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My fervent mission to build up a Girl Scout cookie stockpile just got a lot easier, because soon we can make them at home! Starting this fall, Wicked Cool Toys’ Girl Scout Cookie Oven can be yours for $60, which may seem hefty for what’s being marketed as a toy (puh-lease, this was definitely made for the cookie starved… READ MORE »


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As anyone who loves Girl Scout cookies (so, the entire human race) knows, it can be really hard to get your hands on a box. They’re only for sale for a limited timeframe each year, and you can’t track them down without personally interacting with a Girl Scout. If you don’t have a niece or… READ MORE »


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Nesquik has debuted a new chocolate milk beverage we are welcoming with open arms and clogged arteries: Girl Scout cookie-flavored milk. (At least it’s lowfat Girl Scout cookie-flavored milk.) The two limited edition flavors are based on the popular cookies Thin Mints and Samoas. That’s right, I wrote based on. Although the Scouts will receive royalties… READ MORE »


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LeanIn.org and the Girl Scouts’ campaign to ban the word “bossy” certainly has good intentions. The word “bossy” is often used as a negative term to describe girls and women who speak and act with authority, while it’s rarely used to describe boys and men who act similarly. But is banning the word really the answer,… READ MORE »


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The Girl Scouts of the USA is under pressure from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream to end its partnership with Barbie, which it began last summer. The organization teamed up with Mattel to offer a Barbie webpage, activity book and uniform patch for Girl Scouts aged 5 to… READ MORE »


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Last week, clever California Girl Scout made bank after she set up shop outside of a marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. The enterprising 13-year-old sold 117 boxes in two hours, both to neighbors and customers of the cannabis club. Tragically, Girl Scouts in Colorado won’t have a similar circumstance to exploit — even though their… READ MORE »


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Thirteen-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei had been doing pretty well selling Thin Mints and Samoas outside grocery stores around San Francisco, but she had a feeling she could do better with a more targeted marketing strategy. So she did what any intrepid young businesswoman would do: she set up a cookie table on the sidewalk… READ MORE »


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Anti-abortion Christian groups launched a national boycott of the Girl Scouts current cookie selling fundraiser, because the group’s Twitter account tweeted a link to an article which included Texas Democrat Wendy Davis as a ‘woman of the year.’ The groups are warning parents that the Girl Scouts are promoting politicians who support abortion. Oh,… READ MORE »


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It’s been a year since both the Girl Scouts of the USA celebrated their centennial and a year since I posted “Girl Talk: I Was Born A Girl Scout.”  Unfortunately, the balloons have since burst, all the cake has been eaten, and the Girl Scouts have little to sing about these days.

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Alana Thompson from “Here Comes Honey Boo” is seizing upon her 700,000 to be the best damn Girl Scout ever. This will be a shipping nightmare, yet I’m relieved Honey Boo Boo does something normal like the Scouts. [New York Daily News]
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My boo appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” earlier this week, and confirmed a rumor that the host had heard from friends of his. About five or six years ago, Ryan Gosling did indeed hand out Girl Scout cookies to strangers on the streets of Los Angeles. But why? Ryan proceeded to give a long explanation, having… READ MORE »


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To ensure my place as a “true Texan,” a jar of actual Lone Star dirt placed underneath the Connecticut hospital delivery bed confirmed that I was technically born on Texas soil. But establishing I was half-Texan was not the only attribute that my mother would assure I inherited from her side of the family, though. READ MORE »


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Those little tramps are at it again. The nefarious-cookie sellers are trying to pull a fast one on us! The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched an official inquiry on the Girl Scouts out of concern that scouting materials contain links to other groups like Oxfam, the Sierra Club, and Doctors Without Borders,… READ MORE »


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