Don’t mess with the Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts of America are a great organization, very supportive of diversity and inclusion, and welcoming members of the LGBT community into their ranks. Unlike the Boy Scouts who had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the modern world by threats of boycotts, the Girl Scouts have been very forward looking.

Naturally, this has the bigots in a tizzy and one Catholic archbishop in particular has gone after them, suggesting that the people in his parish disassociate themselves from the group.

“Girl Scouts is exhibiting a troubling pattern of behavior and it is clear to me that as they move in the ways of the world it is becoming increasingly incompatible with our Catholic values,” Carlson wrote in a letter dated Thursday. “We must stop and ask ourselves — is Girl Scouts concerned with the total well-being of our young women? Does it do a good job forming the spiritual, emotional, and personal well-being of Catholic girls?”

Samantha Bee lets him have it.

And in a fitting coda to this story, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, which is in the archbishop’s diocese, reported a record haul $350,000 in cookie sales.


  1. Johnny Vector says


    Namely raping little boys?

    Come now, that’s not fair at all. They raped little girls too.

  2. blf says

    They raped little girls too.

    Wrong tense: still do. (Apologies if this seems like a “grammar nazi”!)

    Another reason the cult’s local franchise is upset at the Girl Scouts is that’s 350,000USD not paid in tithes.

  3. moarscienceplz says

    I am a huge fan of the Girl Scouts. I just wish they would spread out their fund raising beyond cookies. More and more data is showing that it is really sugar, and carbs, much more than fat, that is very bad for you.
    How about some Girl Scouts disaster relief kits? Or Girl Scouts LED light bulbs to replace those heaters you mistakenly call light bulbs?

  4. DonDueed says

    You know, I didn’t really appreciate Bee’s work on The Daily Show, but man oh man she’s really rocking it these days.

  5. Pierce R. Butler says

    …a record haul $350,000 in cookie sales.

    Per the link, that money came from a fundraising dinner (albeit a heavily sweet one), not from selling cookies as such:

    The “Dessert First” event at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis netted more than $350,000 from about 500 guests as they enjoyed a variety of elaborate sweets inspired by Girl Scouts cookies…

    From the same piece:

    … comedian Chris Rock invited a Los Angeles Girl Scout troop onstage in their uniforms as he hosted the 88th Academy Awards. … he sent the Scouts out into the crowd to sell their cookies to celebrities… The Scouts sold more than $65,000 in cookies during the live television broadcast.

    If they paid regular prices for those cookies, expect movies with Scalia-level obese stars in 2016.

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