I don’t know if there’s ever been a “thing” that has influenced the woman I am today more than Girl Scouts. In high school, Girl Scouts changed my life. The women and girls I met changed the way I viewed myself and others and I learned that I was stronger than I ever imagined. I believe that Girl Scouts is part of the reason I’m an animal activist, human rights activist, veg head, environmentalist and feminist. I don’t know what I’d be like today without this experience....more
It's February, and in California that means we've weathered one day of rain and can now jump straight into Spring. Need confirmation? Just look at all the beautiful colors around you: grassy green, daffodil yellow, flowering purple lavender, and the red of tulips.Only I'm not talking about nature, silly....more
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
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
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
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?
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 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