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(Some Guy)   Girl Scouts looking for an overhaul. Badges for cooking and embroidery apparently are no longer relevant to today's generation   (palmbeachpost.com) divider line 184
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2007-07-05 08:23:58 AM  
The Girl Scouts are nothing but a friendly face on a multi-million dollar cookie industry that exploits child labor and the good intentions of people who see a bunch of little girls sitting outside a supermarket.
 
2007-07-05 08:40:24 AM  
Pocket Ninja: The Girl Scouts are nothing but a friendly face on a multi-million dollar cookie industry that exploits child labor and the good intentions of people who see a bunch of little girls sitting outside a supermarket.

Can't resist those thin mints, can you?
 
2007-07-05 08:45:25 AM  
Katie98_KT: Can't resist those thin mints, can you?

Samoas. My drug of choice is Samoas, thank you.
 
2007-07-05 08:54:31 AM  
The Girl Scouts taught me how to make a stove from a used coffee and tuna fish can, cardboard and some wax. For two weeks during camp I burned everything I cooked on it.

I got a really cool badge out of the deal though.
 
2007-07-05 09:10:43 AM  
Question: Why is a badge for cooking not relevant?

Do we not still eat? Is there not a rather large problem with getting a proper diet in this country? (haha. large).

Question: Why is a badge for embroidery not relevant?

Do kids not need hobbies? Doesn't embroidery provide a good hobby that engages them, requires them to use their brain (either to make the designs, or to follow exact designs)? Doesn't it get them away from the TV and expanding their mind a little?


Oh, and I'm not defending the idea that the girl scouts may be a little outdated- but there are significantly worse things to be worrying about here than whether a scouting organization is having girls do silly things.
 
2007-07-05 09:29:40 AM  
If America's Boy/Girl and Girl Scouts (thank you feminism) are anything like Canada's, then Girl Scouts usually focuses on crafts and MAYBE watches someone demonstrate how to light a fire.

In Scouts, we were sent out with a single match and some KD+Water, and had to cook our own meal.

/the fistfights over fallen birch trees were legendary
 
2007-07-05 09:42:16 AM  
So, will they be offering iPod Mastery, Vibrator Appreciation and Single Motherhood badges?
 
2007-07-05 11:10:10 AM  
I smell a badge photoshop
 
2007-07-05 11:10:57 AM  
I think parents are finally getting turned off by the idea of putting their little kids in uniforms and having them march around like hitler youths.

Seriously, that was sooooo 1950's.

Besides that, the brownies/cub scouts/girl scouts/boy scouts kids all turn out weird when they get older.
 
2007-07-05 11:11:25 AM  
Pocket Ninja 2007-07-05 08:23:58 AM
The Girl Scouts are nothing but a friendly face on a multi-million dollar cookie industry that exploits child labor and the good intentions of people who see a bunch of little girls sitting outside a supermarket.

Can't resist the lure of Samoas either,huh?
:)
 
2007-07-05 11:11:58 AM  
Katie98_KT:

Can't resist those thin mints, can you?


No

I buy like 12 boxes every frick'n year

Dipped in Peanut Butter is even better.
 
2007-07-05 11:12:39 AM  
Thin mints please.
 
2007-07-05 11:12:47 AM  
What about the "Iron my shirt, and make me a sammich" badge?
 
2007-07-05 11:13:54 AM  
is there gonna be a Stupid Spoiled Whore badge??
 
2007-07-05 11:14:55 AM  
The girl scout I get my thin mints from has her "Got an older boyfriend badge", "Cured an STD Badge" and "Dress like Paris Hilton" badges.
 
2007-07-05 11:14:57 AM  
Badges for cooking and embroidery apparently are no longer relevant to today's generation.

Apparently Subby's from the old school. Survival skills are for girls and boys.

/embroidery *snicker*
 
2007-07-05 11:15:06 AM  
Neither badge is more popular than the "Male Manipulation" badge.

Rule #1; when all else fails, cry.
 
2007-07-05 11:15:20 AM  
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2007-07-05 11:15:27 AM  
Shaggy_C: Besides that, the brownies/cub scouts/girl scouts/boy scouts kids all turn out weird when they get older.

I'm an Eagle Scout and I didn't turn out weird. Just ask all my friends from the trivia contests at the local bar.

\wait a second....
 
2007-07-05 11:15:35 AM  
What's wrong with being cookie purveyors? Makers of delicious baked goods are among the most well-liked people wherever you go.
 
2007-07-05 11:15:46 AM  
The article didn't really convince me that they were changing much, or getting any "cooler"

Badges are now referred to as "patches"

Sarah Cutter's troop in Boynton Beach opted to outfit themselves in sailorlike uniforms after embracing a mariner's theme.
 
2007-07-05 11:15:57 AM  
Thin mints!
 
2007-07-05 11:15:59 AM  
don't forget the "texting" or "telling people about HPV" badges.

i second a badge photochop.
 
2007-07-05 11:16:25 AM  
Troop Beverly Hills was way ahead of them.
 
2007-07-05 11:16:40 AM  
Mmmm... Caramel Delights
 
2007-07-05 11:16:44 AM  
i59.photobucket.com
 
2007-07-05 11:18:05 AM  
Av8rLuvr: The Girl Scouts taught me how to make a stove from a used coffee and tuna fish can

Mmmm, tinned coffee and tuna fish - a gourmet combination.
 
2007-07-05 11:18:18 AM  
Xerxes99

+1

Hilarious.
 
2007-07-05 11:18:41 AM  
I think a Clean Vadge-Badge is in order.
 
2007-07-05 11:18:49 AM  
This is gonna sound like a plug, but -- you know that Starbucks' Frappuccino stuff that comes in square glass bottles that you can buy in any convenience store or grocery?

They're about to release a 'Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint' flavor. The guys at one of the factories where they make the stuff tell me it's delicious.
 
2007-07-05 11:19:17 AM  
Given the wide variety of complaints we have about today's young women, this is probably a good idea.

So, will they be offering iPod Mastery, Vibrator Appreciation and Single Motherhood badges?

These are the kind of things everybody thinks about young girls(And not without reason). Isn't it a good idea to give them some survival skills as well as something relatively wholesome to do? Making it a little more relevant might encourage participation from girls that otherwise might have spent the same time blowing guys in the woods. Kids these days aren't that bad, but need better leadership and things to do. In High School lots of us (myself included) turned to drugs because we simply had nothing better to do and wanted to be cool. I remember being harrassed away from playing basketball in a schoolyard at 10pm at night because the claging rim was bothering the neighbours (we were playing one-on-one and were too tired/out of shape to be yelling).
Things like girl scouts are excellent ways to address modern problems i.e. overly promiscuous teens and obesity.
 
2007-07-05 11:19:36 AM  
THIS is the overhaul the leaders need:
clicky
 
2007-07-05 11:19:38 AM  
Harry Freakstorm: The girl scout I get my thin mints from has her "Got an older boyfriend badge", "Cured an STD Badge" and "Dress like Paris Hilton" badges.

No Pole Dancing or Keg Standing badges?
 
2007-07-05 11:20:15 AM  
"colovion"

When did NOW absorb the Girl Scouts?
 
2007-07-05 11:20:55 AM  
Time to bring out the naughty girl scout pics

/may or may not be NSFW. I don't know who you work for.
 
2007-07-05 11:21:02 AM  
Feminists have screwed things up yet again. Cooking is a valuable skill, and one that modern women seriously need practice on. Heck, the men need practice too, since so many women aren't willing to cook for them any more. It's not like cooking is difficult - I was making things like scrambled eggs and cookies at quite a young age, and later on bread, pies, and all sorts of dinners. Anyone with a recipe, a reasonable good vocabulary, and attention to detail can and should be a good cook.

As for embroidery, I gave that a try too, but didn't have the patience for it. That's more something my sisters would enjoy. I have done quite a few other kinds of arts and crafts, though. The real problem with embroidery is that machines can do in minutes what it takes you weeks to do, unlike back when the Girl Scouts were originally founded. There just isn't much point to embroidery when you can go to the local Walmart and buy pretty much everything you need. Your time is better spent elsewhere. Like learning to cook.
 
2007-07-05 11:21:39 AM  
Ah yes...because every guy wants a girl that can't cook or do minor household chores. If they're too lazy or uninterested to earn a cooking merit badge, what makes you think they'll cook you dinner one day?
 
2007-07-05 11:21:56 AM  
Shakespeare's Monkey

I LIKE your way of thinkin'!
 
2007-07-05 11:23:42 AM  
j0ndas

I totally agree. I learned to cook out of necessity rather than any other reason. Even then, I don't really *cook* food - more like I *assemble* food. And most guys I know can't even do that much.
 
2007-07-05 11:24:11 AM  
Yeah, cause, you know, those are horribly shiatty skills to have.
 
2007-07-05 11:24:39 AM  
The camping trips in Boyscouts were lame, but I learned to give FANTASTIC blowjobs when I was there.
 
2007-07-05 11:25:15 AM  
How about a "Turned Out Fine Even Though I Have Idiot Parents Who Think I Can Do No Wrong" badge? This would be quite an accomplishment in today's society of entitlement.
 
2007-07-05 11:25:18 AM  
Today's Scout is learning about crime-scene investigation, how to change a tire, technology, math and science.

When did Rosie O'Donnell become a denmotherjabba?
 
2007-07-05 11:25:31 AM  
Just wait until people find out that growing numbers of Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops are Muslim ones. Then I'm sure Americans will pay attention to what they're doing.

www.muslimscout.com

/the wrong kind of attention to be sure...
 
2007-07-05 11:26:10 AM  
Oh, and you're all on crack. Tag-a-longs are by FAR the best.
 
2007-07-05 11:26:12 AM  
an Unreal Tournament badge would be hip and now. The skill could be useful in landing a man, too! Well, a male, anyway.
 
2007-07-05 11:26:20 AM  
I wish they'd bring back the "not so much teeth!" badge...
 
2007-07-05 11:26:22 AM  
Daas-boot

I was a Boy Scout when I lived in Tacoma...
 
2007-07-05 11:26:59 AM  
They want you to eat out all the time.
THey want you to never repair any clothing, just buy new from walmart.


Pay no attention to the corporation behind the curtain. What a Brave New world we are starting to live in.
 
2007-07-05 11:27:06 AM  
There should be a Google badge, an Ipod badge, an "I graduated from high school without catching an STI" badge... oh the possibilities.
 
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