Cookie Hustle

Everything I ever needed to know about hustling, pimping and dealing I learned from the Girl Scouts.Now I was a Girl Scout for all of one year, mainly because I hate organized groups and I quit 90% of the things that I start. Also, I’m not a huge fan of peeing outside and the Girl Scouts just love to camp....more

4 Sales Lessons You Can Learn From Selling Girl Scout Cookies

Every spring, thousands of Girl Scouts across the country transform into “cookie professionals” to help sell boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and raise money to help fund troop initiatives as well as benefit the community. For many scouts, this is probably the first real job they’ve ever had. And while selling cookies is a lot of fun, it’s also a lot of responsibility. Brand new Girl Scouts may need some extra customer service assistance when it comes to making a final sale – here are my tried and true sales tips for how to make a mint off of a box of Thin Mints!...more

Throwback Thursday - I was a Girl Scout

I was a Brownie and a Girl Scout growing up. I loved Scouting and am happy that Charlie is involved in Scouts as well. Back when I was in Girl Scouts we wore our uniform to school on our meeting days. I had the complete uniform including the knee socks even as a Girl Scout. I kept my GS sash along with other bits and pieces of my uniform....more

Oh, Really, Bob Morris? A Former Future Girl Scout Feminist Defends the Tribe

Did you hear the news about the Indiana politician who thinks the Girl Scouts are a "radicalized organization" that's influencing American girls to grow up to be feminists, lesbians and Communists? Rep....more
As the mother of an Indiana Daisy Scout, I'm just really tired of Indiana looking stupid every ...more

Indoor Water Parks - Not For Me!

I am starting to think that I need to quit my job and just become a psychic, because I have gotten damn good at predicting my day. I had yesterday nailed from the second my eyes opened, unfortunately. Well, for the most part, at least…...more

A Girl Scout With ATTITUDE... WTF

A Girl Scout With ATTITUDE......more

Transgender Response to Girl Scout Calling For Boycott

A few days ago, news started making the blog rounds that a 14-year-old Girl Scout named Taylor was calling for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies due to the Scout's support of "transgender promotion." BlogHer posted about the issue, although the video has since been made private. I made transcript of the original video out of the worry that it would be taken down....more
I loved this, and I really hope that girl gets the education she needs to understand trans* ...more

Girl Scout Calls for Cookie Boycott Over Transgender Inclusion

If a 14-year-old girl named Taylor had her way, I'd have said "No thanks" yesterday when my friend suckered me into buying four boxes of Girl Scout cookies. (And by "suckered" I mean "asked." Thin mints? Twist my arm.) Taylor and Girl Scouts USA watchdog outfit HonestGirlScouts want to hit the Girl Scouts where founder Juliette Lowe likely never thought they'd live: a boycott of cookie sales. Taylor speaks at length in a YouTube video about the danger of the inclusion of a seven-year-old Colorado resident named Bobby Montoya in a local Girl Scout troop....more
I haven't bought their cookies since they started adding my worst allergy HFCS, high fructose ...more

Girl Scouts Offer 'Locavore' Badges

Although I spent a decade as a Camp Fire Girl (we earned beads, not badges), I must applaud Girl Scouts of America for offering their 2.3 million troops the opportunity to earn a 'locavore' badge, stressing the importance of local food. The Girls Scouts, celebrating their 100-year-old birthday next year, launched the new badge on October 1. (They also added new badges for website design, financial literacy and entertainment technology.)...more
My daughter taught the daisy how to compost and how to build an organic garden.more

Hip and Relevant New Badges as Girl Scouts turns 100!

Girl power is ageless! Girl Scouts is celebrating it's 100th anniversary this week. Keeping up with the changing times, some of the older badges are being retired. According