March 16, 2010, - 1:35 pm
If your daughter is a Girl Scout, you might hear about how horrible you are for serving meat for dinner. You see, meat is one of the new enemies of the Girl Scouts’ green zealotry. Ditto for toilets that only need to be flushed once.
As a kid, I was a Brownie and then a Girl Scout. But our troop–which was made up of the girls in my class at a private Jewish school and was headed by my mom and her friend–wasn’t political. We baked stuff, learned how to tie knots and build tents, and we visited sick people in hospitals and old people in nursing homes who had nobody else to visit them.
Sadly, as I’ve noted several times in the past, the Girl Scouts is no longer what it used to be . . . and not in a good way. In the recent past, Girl Scout badges are given out to scouts when they “master” the feminist view that men and marriage are bad and learn how to live as a single mother. In addition, the Girl Scouts have embraced goths and worked with Planned Parenthood to “educate” Girl Scouts about abortion and condoms (and sleeping around). I guess that’s consistent with the single motherhood badge.
Now, the Girl Scouts are embracing the global warming, climate change, and green baloney. Not only that, but the organization is making the green junk science a central Girl Scouts theme in conjunction with the organization’s 100th anniversary in 2012. It’s a desperate, politically correct attempt to stem the hemorrhaging of the no longer hip organization that is nearly dead and definitely brain-dead in the age of Facebook, Twitter, and texting. It won’t work.
Although the organization has always strived to create stewards of nature, today, Girls Scouts of the USA is stepping up its “green” efforts as it prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in March 2012.
“We’re taking it to a new level,” says Harriet Hessam, the group’s centennial project director.
Last year, it published new handbooks, It’s Your Planet — Love It! that teach girls about the environment, including the negative impact of eating meat and drinking bottled water. It launched the “Girl Scouts Forever Green” project to challenge scouts to save energy and water. The project, which began in 10 councils and will be expanded nationwide, lets members track their specific accomplishments online. Last year, its participants said they collectively saved 42,000 gallons of water. The girls also are composting trash at school and learning to do energy audits.
On Saturday, . . . in Mill Valley, Calif., other Girl Scouts were removing ice plants along the waterways, because they tend to choke out native plants.
Yup, that evil “Big Vegetation.” When will the ice plants learn that living in harmony with native plants is more important than making a profit and hogging all the resources?
In a 2008 survey, members of the Girls Scouts picked the environment as the most important issue for them.
Ah, the brainwashing worked. Oh, goody.
“We are where the girls are. Right now, environmental action is very important to them. We allow them to lead us,” says Michelle Tompkins, spokeswoman of Girl Scouts of the USA. The scouts’ green efforts are playing out in big and small ways . . . .
•In the Washington, D.C., area, they’ve changed 4,276 light bulbs so far, switching from incandescents to more efficient compact fluorescent bulbs, mostly in their own homes. They’ve also distributed donated, reusable grocery bags in the city, which in January began to charge 5 cents for each plastic bag a shopper uses.
Ha! How many greenazi Girl Scouts does it take to screw in a fluorescent light bulb? Bah-dum-bum-ch.
•About an hour southwest of Denver, Cindy Orton says her troop . . . third-graders, plan to test how much water the low-flow toilets in their school are saving.
How much water does it save when you have to flush the low-flow toilet four times to get it all, um, “flowed” out of your toilet and into the sewage system? I’ll bet Ms. Orton ain’t teachin’ the girls about that. . . .
Joanne of Illinois, who has been involved in Girl Scouts since age 5, says protecting the environment is critical. “It’s one of the few things we all have in common,” she says. “If everybody does something small, we can make drastic changes.”
Dream on, Joanne. Your “something small” won’t change a thing. It’s a waste of time built on a cult of faux-knowledge. Wake the heck up. Not eating meat (someone needs to cull the herds) and not using regular toilets that you only need to flush once, are problems not solutions.
Remember, with indoctrination like that of the Girl Scouts, this could be our future, not just a funny Super Bowl ad:
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