Posts tagged "girl scouts"

The Girl Scouts Turned Down $100,000 From A Transphobic Donor

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 30, 2015

Tom Hanks Helps Sell Girl Scout Cookies, Reminds Us He’s A National Treasure

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 fa…

Claire Hannum / March 13, 2015

Mommie Dearest: If Girl Scout Cookies Are The Devil’s Dessert, We’ll Take Seconds

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.

Avital Norman Nathman / March 3, 2015

Now We Can Bake Girl Scout Cookies At Home!

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…

Claire Hannum / February 17, 2015

Santa Must Have Heard My Pleas Because We Can Finally Buy Girl Scout Cookies Online

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…

Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Nesquik Is A Thing Now

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 royaltie…

Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2014

Adorable Little Girls Explain What “Bossy” Means To Them

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2014

Girl Scouts Has Been Asked To End Its Partnership With Barbie And I Kind Of Hope It Does

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…

Claire Hannum / March 8, 2014

Colorado Girl Scouts Put The Kibosh On Selling Cookies Outside Of Pot Shops

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…

Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2014

Girl Scout Nearly Doubles Her Cookie Sales By Setting Up Shop Outside A Cannabis Club

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 21, 2014

Anti-Abortion Christian Groups Push “Cookie-cott” Of The Girl Scouts

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,…

Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2014

Uh Oh: The Girl Scouts Are In Trouble

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.

Many…

Daley Quinn / June 26, 2013

Honey Boo Boo Is Selling Girl Scout Cookies Over Facebook

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]
January Jones says that eating her placenta helped her avoid post-partum…

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2013

Ryan Gosling On Being That Creepy Guy Handing Out Girl Scout Cookies

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 11, 2013

Girl Talk: I Was Born A Girl Scout

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.

Daley Quinn / July 13, 2012

Slutty, Slutty Girl Scouts To Be Investigated By Bishops

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,…

Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2012

One Box Of “Roe Vs. Wafers,” Please

The best part about the Girl Scouts’ dramatic unmasking by a Republican lawmaker in Indiana as a “tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” is that the Scouts can now be honest about all their delicious cookie offerings.  [Team Coco]…

Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2012

The Girl Scouts Are Actually A Front Organization For Planned Parenthood, Obviously

Oh, my Girl Scout years. Swabbing each other’s cervixes. Examining each other’s breasts for strange lumps. Aborting each other’s unborn children. Those were the days!
Well, not anymore. Thanks, Rep. Bob Morris of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for blowing the lid off our cover: Girl Scout troops were once able to perform pelvic exams and prescribe…

Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2012

Bigots Call For Girl Scout Cookie Boycott Over Inclusion Of Trans Girl In Troop

Today in Bitch, Please news: a bigoted group in Texas is calling for a boycott of scrumptious Girl Scout cookies after a Denver, Colorado, troop has allowed a seven-year-0ld boy who identifies as a girl to join them. The diarrhea-icing on this crap-cake is that a 14-year-old Girl Scout in California has also uploaded a…

Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Girl Scouts Help Develop A Prosthetic Hand For 3-Year-Old Girl

A Girl Scout troop in Iowa, who calls themselves the Flying Monkeys, helped develop a prosthetic hand for a disabled three-year-old girl named Danielle. Geez, I wonder what kind of badge they earned for that! [The Mary Sue]
A straight Republican by the name of Madeleine Koch, age 24, spoke out on against Minnesota’s impending…

Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2011
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