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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   7 year-old Girl Scout suffering from epileptic seizures and pituitary dwarfism, cock-punches her health problems and sells record numbers of cookies to help support our troops. With, damn it's getting patrioticly dusty in here picture   (cleveland.com) divider line 20
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2013-03-03 09:26:15 AM
2 votes:
Sympathy sales
2013-03-03 07:59:11 AM
2 votes:
Wow, despite her crippling illness she was still able to perform her slave labor duties.
2013-03-04 09:33:10 AM
1 votes:
FTA: Last year, her first in Girl Scouts, she sold 275 boxes and was unable to go door to door after she was injured during a seizure.

Bullshiat. Girl Scouts haven't gone door to door for 20 years because of pervos.

They solicit by blocking entrances to grocery stores or through their professional parents who hold minor grudges against me if I buy cookies from another mom in the building.
2013-03-03 02:15:03 PM
1 votes:

tower of pisa: voodoolady: strangeluck:
//and yeah, she's technically a brownie scout, but whatever.

This is something that I never understood. I've been a Girl Scout for 18+ years. Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadet, or Senior, they're all Girl Scouts. In Scouts (in my troop and in my council), that's what we called all of us. But outside of Scouts, it was always "oh, you're not a Girl Scout, you're a Brownie." Were you in Girl Scouts? Did your troop make this delineation?

I was in Camp Fire Girls (has anyone ever even heard of that?) We did Indian beads instead of badges and peanuts and peanut brittle instead of cookies. First you were a "bluebird" then a "Camp Fire Girl" and for those who stayed after becoming teenagers, you were a "Horizon Girl". But really, all of us were Camp Fire Girls. I completely get your point voodoolady and govt employee.


Another Camp Fire Girl here. We sold Fannie Farmer Candy.
2013-03-03 11:05:24 AM
1 votes:
Camp Fire Girls and Brownies. This dad bought a lot of cookies. Youngest would say "Dad, we need your truck.". My coworkers would run away at the sight of me with a shopping bag in my hands. The neighbors would go on vacation. School would go on lock down. It were horrible, I tell ya!
2013-03-03 10:57:30 AM
1 votes:

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Shakin_Haitian: Do girl scouts do anything other than sell cookies?


It really depends on the troop and troop leader. I was in girl scouts for about 2 years, but we went camping a lot, lots of ropes and knives, cooking, building, exploring, hiking, etc. But that was because my mom was in charge and made it happen.  Unfortunately, I didn't have such a great experience once I got my daughter into it.  We were really excited to get involved to the point that my husband (her dad) took her to an outdoors store and got her the shirt/skirt/sash/vest/belt, when the troop said they didn't require anything but the sash.

So she's involved for about 3 months, and she's coming home with baggies full of badges.  Which was a little confusing to me, because I don't even know what the badges are for...they haven't done anything.  The troop leader was just excited to get some friends for her daughter and said, "ya, we got it. Read the page to the girls. Check" on all the badges.  But when the cookie season started, we were informed that our troop leader was fired.

And that's when things got messy.

I had submitted a form to buy like, 4 boxes of something.  But she was fired before the form was even sent in, and I didn't have an order # or anything. There was no transaction that took place. (and for details on why she was fired, the GS changed their policies for how cookies are sold; so you have to buy x amount of boxes first, and then they send them to you, and then you sell them.  Something like that...so you have to pony up a few hundred dollars first.  Well, the troop leader didn't have that, and she was very vocal with the GS committee about how unfair that policy is to people who don't have cash laying around. So they fired her.)

I get information on how to join the other troop in town, but I don't know...I'm pretty skeptical right now. All of a sudden I start getting these emails from the leaders in the other troop telling me I owe them money. So I said, "how much? What is the order #? What boxes did I order?" And I would get these page long, snippy emails.  I forwarded the last one to my husband and just said, "You have got to be kidding."

I'm not touching GS with a 10 foot pole. My daughter isn't getting involved. I am not entirely happy with GS in front of Safeway selling cookies (I try to be nice).  So, I found another group that doesn't sell cookies, but instead builds robots and codes Arduino kits, and we are working on sewing a sweater together with electric fibers so LED lights bink in the fabric.  Somehow, I think that is a healthier solution.

/don't get me started on Boy Scouts.
//and I didn't run a troop of my own for reasons.
2013-03-03 10:51:22 AM
1 votes:

tower of pisa: I was in Camp Fire Girls (has anyone ever even heard of that?)


Did you join from an ad in a comic book? The only time I've ever heard about them was in the back of a Richie Rich.
2013-03-03 10:47:06 AM
1 votes:

Earpj: Both of my girls were in scouting. They did a lot of crafts, sang a lot of silly songs and had fun. They also went to Camp Lachenwald in Germany. One year, one did a lot of plays and the other did horseback stuff. 
I don't remember anyone making a distinction between Daisys, Brownies or whatnot, other than what year a kid was in.

/The boys also tried scouting. Boy Scouts was VERY boring for them.


Sounds like they had a shiatty scoutmaster. We did all sorts of stuff, going camping once a month in a cool place was just the beginning. We would go skiing and white water rafting. Scout camp was awesome because you got the opportunity to shoot rifles, shotguns, and black powder guns.
2013-03-03 10:38:46 AM
1 votes:

tower of pisa: voodoolady: strangeluck:
//and yeah, she's technically a brownie scout, but whatever.

This is something that I never understood. I've been a Girl Scout for 18+ years. Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadet, or Senior, they're all Girl Scouts. In Scouts (in my troop and in my council), that's what we called all of us. But outside of Scouts, it was always "oh, you're not a Girl Scout, you're a Brownie." Were you in Girl Scouts? Did your troop make this delineation?

I was in Camp Fire Girls (has anyone ever even heard of that?) We did Indian beads instead of badges and peanuts and peanut brittle instead of cookies. First you were a "bluebird" then a "Camp Fire Girl" and for those who stayed after becoming teenagers, you were a "Horizon Girl". But really, all of us were Camp Fire Girls. I completely get your point voodoolady and govt employee.


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2013-03-03 09:48:22 AM
1 votes:

voodoolady: strangeluck:
//and yeah, she's technically a brownie scout, but whatever.

This is something that I never understood. I've been a Girl Scout for 18+ years. Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadet, or Senior, they're all Girl Scouts. In Scouts (in my troop and in my council), that's what we called all of us. But outside of Scouts, it was always "oh, you're not a Girl Scout, you're a Brownie." Were you in Girl Scouts? Did your troop make this delineation?


I was in Camp Fire Girls (has anyone ever even heard of that?) We did Indian beads instead of badges and peanuts and peanut brittle instead of cookies. First you were a "bluebird" then a "Camp Fire Girl" and for those who stayed after becoming teenagers, you were a "Horizon Girl". But really, all of us were Camp Fire Girls. I completely get your point voodoolady and govt employee.
2013-03-03 09:43:29 AM
1 votes:

tom baker's scarf: You don't need the cookies anyway fatass.


no... but I *want* them.
2013-03-03 09:30:38 AM
1 votes:
strangeluck:
//and yeah, she's technically a brownie scout, but whatever.

This is something that I never understood. I've been a Girl Scout for 18+ years. Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadet, or Senior, they're all Girl Scouts. In Scouts (in my troop and in my council), that's what we called all of us. But outside of Scouts, it was always "oh, you're not a Girl Scout, you're a Brownie." Were you in Girl Scouts? Did your troop make this delineation?
2013-03-03 09:24:30 AM
1 votes:
You had me at "cookies".


/the cute is just piling on
2013-03-03 09:23:40 AM
1 votes:
Ah, it's the time of year when young girls learn the value of doing nothing at all while their parents sell factory cookies to enrich the industrial bakers, all while retaining a tiny percentage of the profit which doesn't come close to being worthwhile for the time and effort put in.  Suckers.
2013-03-03 09:23:24 AM
1 votes:
Jeebus, they should just put her adorable face on all the cookie boxes, and they would sell out in days! Too bad about her medical conditions, especially the seizures. All the best to her.
2013-03-03 09:21:23 AM
1 votes:
Subby FAIL! Since when is supporting an organization that indoctrinates young women in radical feminism 'Patriotic', much less heroic?
2013-03-03 09:18:39 AM
1 votes:
Yeah, yeah, yeah, congrats on beating the sickness kid. Now, about those cookies...

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2013-03-03 09:17:19 AM
1 votes:

Shakin_Haitian: Do girl scouts do anything other than sell cookies?


My sister was one, the only thing I remember was them learning pocketknife safety with a stage folding knife with lipstick on the 'blade'.  If you got red on your hand, you didn't get your badge.  I'm sure they did more, but that's all I remember.
gja [TotalFark]
2013-03-03 09:16:19 AM
1 votes:
She's just adorable. Nice article.

/need to go hug my 7y.o. daughter now
//in my eye...something
2013-03-03 07:40:33 AM
1 votes:

strangeluck: [media.cleveland.com image 380x668]
Ok... this picture just gave me diabetus

/dammit, she's cute.
//and yeah, she's technically a brownie scout, but whatever.
///diabetusssssssss


Yeah I'm a resident Kid Hater, but there's just no room for snark in this one.
 
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