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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 09:08 AM
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55. My daughter is a Daisy, so this is our first year.
My GS experience is pretty limited. I have seen no evidence that Girl Scouts makes girls "want to act more like men." What exactly does that mean, anyway?
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  -Any Girl Scouts out there? xmas74  Mar-29-06 09:19 PM   #0 
  - kick  xmas74   Mar-29-06 09:28 PM   #1 
  - I was years ago, at the peak of feminism.  blondeatlast   Mar-29-06 10:36 PM   #2 
  - One thing I have noticed from adult leaders in my area-  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:18 AM   #35 
  - I was one  reyd reid reed   Mar-29-06 10:40 PM   #3 
  - You were changin' washers and jumpin' cars  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-29-06 11:09 PM   #6 
  - Well, they did stop short of teaching me to spit  reyd reid reed   Mar-30-06 12:05 AM   #11 
     - This is my weapon  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-30-06 12:09 AM   #14 
        - LOLOL  reyd reid reed   Mar-30-06 12:13 AM   #15 
           - I'll give you a hint  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-30-06 12:34 AM   #17 
              - Ooooooh...  reyd reid reed   Mar-30-06 12:48 AM   #18 
                 - InspecSHUN...  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-30-06 12:55 AM   #20 
  - Thank you!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:19 AM   #36 
  - No, but I got kicked out of the Cub Scouts for eating to many....  Robeson   Mar-29-06 10:45 PM   #4 
  - LOL!  reyd reid reed   Mar-29-06 10:49 PM   #5 
  - I figured Matcom would beat you to that one!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:20 AM   #37 
  - I was, and it was a great experience.  politicat   Mar-29-06 11:12 PM   #7 
  - Congrats to you for earning a GA!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:22 AM   #38 
  - That would be me.  RevCheesehead   Mar-29-06 11:12 PM   #8 
  - Especially since we were talking about it earlier  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:24 AM   #39 
     - No, but I just finished working with 2 on their "God and Church" award.  RevCheesehead   Mar-30-06 08:51 AM   #52 
        - That's wonderful!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 04:01 PM   #87 
  - My daughter's a Girl Scout  bushwentawol   Mar-29-06 11:26 PM   #9 
  - What year is your daughter?  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:27 AM   #40 
     - She's 16.  bushwentawol   Mar-30-06 12:20 PM   #65 
        - Summer field trips  Sisaruus   Mar-30-06 01:08 PM   #66 
        - Yes she does.  bushwentawol   Mar-30-06 01:11 PM   #67 
        - I don't feel like going through the whole link  xmas74   Mar-30-06 04:03 PM   #88 
  - I was a girlscout.  haruka3_2000   Mar-29-06 11:57 PM   #10 
  - Sometimes you get some lazy leaders.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:30 AM   #41 
     - They actually did assist with the troop.  haruka3_2000   Mar-30-06 09:27 AM   #58 
     - That's too bad!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 04:04 PM   #89 
     - Lesbianism??? What, being around women makes you gay?  LostinVA   Mar-30-06 11:18 AM   #62 
        - Well, if she was sexy and you were both of age...  xmas74   Mar-30-06 04:06 PM   #90 
           - I know -- people are so.... weird  LostinVA   Mar-31-06 08:15 AM   #112 
              - I really think to falls back to  xmas74   Mar-31-06 08:55 AM   #122 
  - It was positive for me. Positive for several daughters of co-workers.  bertha katzenengel   Mar-30-06 12:07 AM   #12 
  - I'm glad to find another person  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:31 AM   #42 
  - Megan Pound was in my girl scout troop  XemaSab   Mar-30-06 12:08 AM   #13 
  - Sounds like you had a sucky leader.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:32 AM   #43 
  - I was a Girl Scout in the 50s and early 60s.  mykpart   Mar-30-06 12:15 AM   #16 
  - Another happy GS!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:33 AM   #44 
  - i saw a report on the girl scouts several years ago  orleans   Mar-30-06 12:50 AM   #19 
  - The Boy Scouts don't get any money like that, either  LostinVA   Mar-30-06 06:46 AM   #27 
  - Nope, Cub Scouts get 50%  Xithras   Mar-31-06 06:26 PM   #132 
  - I don't know about other councils  China_cat   Mar-30-06 07:51 AM   #33 
  - why are the boy scouts exempt and not the girl scouts? n/t  orleans   Mar-30-06 11:00 PM   #109 
  - That's something we've been trying to find out  China_cat   Mar-31-06 04:21 AM   #110 
  - WTF? I never knew that about taxes...  LostinVA   Mar-31-06 08:17 AM   #113 
     - We've tried for over 30 years.  China_cat   Mar-31-06 06:16 PM   #131 
  - You can donate directly to the troop instead, if  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:36 AM   #45 
     - Cookie revenue stays at the local level.  Sisaruus   Mar-30-06 09:08 AM   #54 
     - Thank you for clearing that up.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:47 PM   #70 
     - I do that  LostinVA   Mar-30-06 11:18 AM   #63 
        - So do I.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 04:07 PM   #91 
  - All I learned was how to sell cookies. And more cookies.  amitten   Mar-30-06 01:09 AM   #21 
  - I've had to say it to a few on here.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:37 AM   #46 
  - Was a Girl Scout/still a Girl Scout  Sisaruus   Mar-30-06 06:05 AM   #22 
  - Good for you  LostinVA   Mar-30-06 06:49 AM   #29 
  - Your sentiments about the cookie sales are dead on!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:39 AM   #47 
  - I was a girl scout until high school.  lakemonster11   Mar-30-06 06:12 AM   #23 
  - I loved Girl Scout camp...  LostinVA   Mar-30-06 06:49 AM   #30 
  - You've said exactly what I've said upthread:  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:40 AM   #48 
  - guess Brownies don't count?  wildhorses   Mar-30-06 06:28 AM   #24 
  - Brownies count  Sisaruus   Mar-30-06 06:42 AM   #26 
  - Brownies is just a level.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:41 AM   #49 
  - Brownie, GS, Kadet, etc.  LostinVA   Mar-30-06 06:41 AM   #25 
  - not making up statistics  Sisaruus   Mar-30-06 06:46 AM   #28 
  - Really? That's interesting! Makes sense  LostinVA   Mar-30-06 06:52 AM   #31 
  - They probably were!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:42 AM   #50 
  - I know! And --  LostinVA   Mar-30-06 09:50 AM   #60 
     - Hell yes!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 04:07 PM   #92 
        - That would be soooo cool.....  LostinVA   Mar-31-06 08:24 AM   #115 
           - We'd be the coolest racers ever.  xmas74   Mar-31-06 08:53 AM   #121 
              - hehehehehe... that would be so fun  LostinVA   Mar-31-06 09:18 AM   #124 
                 - Yes you may.  xmas74   Mar-31-06 09:21 AM   #125 
  - I have to correct you on the abbreviation  China_cat   Mar-30-06 04:00 PM   #86 
     - OMG...  LostinVA   Mar-31-06 08:25 AM   #116 
  - Cadette leader/Senior advisor  China_cat   Mar-30-06 07:40 AM   #32 
  - We have a council who supports our girls.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:16 AM   #34 
  - Former Girl Scout here!  Texasgal   Mar-30-06 08:50 AM   #51 
  - I've never forgotten my first aid that I learned in GS!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:48 PM   #71 
  - Whenever I watch "Survivor" and they can't build a fire  LostinVA   Mar-31-06 08:26 AM   #117 
     - If I can't get on TAR I plan on doing Survivor.  xmas74   Mar-31-06 09:44 AM   #129 
        - I think I would do okay if I took swimming lessons  LostinVA   Mar-31-06 10:16 AM   #130 
  - i was a troop leader for 5 years and for me it was a good experience  chimpsrsmarter   Mar-30-06 08:55 AM   #53 
  - Sounds like you had some great girls!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:49 PM   #72 
  - My daughter is a Daisy, so this is our first year.  Left Is Write   Mar-30-06 09:08 AM   #55 
  - From what I gathered,  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:50 PM   #73 
     - I don't think "gentleman" is the word I'd use to describe him.  Left Is Write   Mar-30-06 06:58 PM   #95 
        - Trying to be nice.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 07:01 PM   #97 
  - I was in it til my 2nd year Cadette  LynneSin   Mar-30-06 09:11 AM   #56 
  - I stopped about then, too  LostinVA   Mar-30-06 11:20 AM   #64 
  - I look back and wish I had stuck w/ it.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:51 PM   #75 
  - Girl Scouts in prison  Sisaruus   Mar-30-06 09:17 AM   #57 
  - I haven't watched that one yet.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:52 PM   #76 
  - Scout from Juniors up  Gormy Cuss   Mar-30-06 09:34 AM   #59 
  - Sounds like we are in the same boat!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:52 PM   #77 
  - I was a Girl Scout in the 70s  noonwitch   Mar-30-06 10:03 AM   #61 
  - Same here.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:53 PM   #79 
  - I was a girl scout for many years and loved it. My sons are now joining  GreenPartyVoter   Mar-30-06 01:15 PM   #68 
  - My brother is a BS leader.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:54 PM   #81 
  - I think it entirely depends on the troop leaders.  Dora   Mar-30-06 01:19 PM   #69 
  - That sucks.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:56 PM   #82 
  - I was one for about 12 years  tigereye   Mar-30-06 03:51 PM   #74 
  - I haven't figured it out either.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:59 PM   #83 
  - I was a girl scout in the 70's  skygazer   Mar-30-06 03:53 PM   #78 
  - I volunteered after I heard about a friend's daughter's leader.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 03:59 PM   #84 
  - No, but i'm addicted to their cookies.  TX-RAT   Mar-30-06 03:53 PM   #80 
  - And it's so hard to break that addiction!  xmas74   Mar-30-06 04:00 PM   #85 
  - "Act more like men?"  onager   Mar-30-06 04:11 PM   #93 
  - This quote says it all.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 04:28 PM   #94 
  - great story!  Iris   Mar-30-06 07:01 PM   #98 
  - Did you ask her in what way it makes them want to be like men?  Iris   Mar-30-06 06:59 PM   #96 
  - It was the father.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 07:02 PM   #99 
     - oh, God. His poor daughter.  Iris   Mar-30-06 07:04 PM   #100 
        - My thoughts exactly.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 07:05 PM   #101 
           - "too opinionated, no man would ever marry me"  Iris   Mar-30-06 07:08 PM   #102 
           - In his mind, yes it was.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:28 PM   #103 
              - ah! Small minds.  Iris   Mar-31-06 08:18 AM   #114 
                 - Quite!  xmas74   Mar-31-06 08:50 AM   #119 
                    - Yes, I know what you mean.  Iris   Mar-31-06 09:41 AM   #127 
                       - If you've read about what's going on in the  xmas74   Mar-31-06 09:43 AM   #128 
           - Well, you ARE a lesbian magnet, so you should have told him  LostinVA   Mar-31-06 08:30 AM   #118 
              - I thought about it.  xmas74   Mar-31-06 08:52 AM   #120 
  - yes, I was in TOFS  Skittles   Mar-30-06 08:32 PM   #104 
  - Can you say that your experience was positive or  xmas74   Mar-30-06 08:33 PM   #105 
     - I enjoyed it but I felt I had to quit  Skittles   Mar-30-06 09:15 PM   #106 
        - That is understandable.  xmas74   Mar-30-06 09:16 PM   #107 
           - yes, I didn't tell the truth either  Skittles   Mar-30-06 09:19 PM   #108 
              - Then it sounds like we both understand each other.  xmas74   Mar-31-06 07:39 AM   #111 
  - I was a Girl Scout from age 6 to about 14-15.  distantearlywarning   Mar-31-06 09:08 AM   #123 
  - I was that woman.  xmas74   Mar-31-06 09:25 AM   #126 
  - women acting more like men?  Sisaruus   Mar-31-06 07:10 PM   #133 
     - So true!  xmas74   Mar-31-06 07:31 PM   #134 
 

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