Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Oh great...Now the little green terrorists will have even more time to hang out in front of Wal-Mart.
KarmicDisaster: It's too bad, my wife keeps telling me about the awesome time that she had at GS camp back in the day, she still talks about it. It would be great if kids could still have that experience.
Far Cough: Boy Scouts: we hate gay people
manimal2878: Isn't that the whole point? They aren't interested so you have these camps to take them and teach them about stuff and get them interested in it.
Fireproof: Far Cough: Boy Scouts: we hate gay peopleThey started allowing gay Scouts a few months ago, and it was a pretty big deal. Where the fark have you been?
Cheron: My wife was the town director for GS for three years. The cookie thing is a racket. You pay $4.00 for a box and the troop gets 75¢ or 85¢ if the girls opt out of awards. But cookies are sold by the case and our counsel required each troop (each school grade had its own troop) to order separately. So if little Sally sold 13 boxes of thin mints you had to buy 24 boxes and if you couldn't sell the difference it cam out of your 85¢.
IkonOlator: Do girl scouts actually sell their cookies?! I thought it was just their parents./Harrumph.//Get off my lawn.
Cheron: Far Cough: Boy Scouts: we hate gay peopleand atheists.
JungleBoogie: Someone's getting paid. Simple as that.Greenspan said companies were self regulating. But if you can run the company aground and get a once-in-a-lifetime payday out of it, so your grandkids don't have to work, that then is the rational choice for its leaders.// Legal incentives all f••ked up.
Krieghund: manimal2878: Isn't that the whole point? They aren't interested so you have these camps to take them and teach them about stuff and get them interested in it.The problem is the kids aren't getting to the camps in the first place. Parents aren't making them spend that first night away from home. Other kids aren't peer pressuring them into going. Other camps are more interesting.They aren't turning away hordes of girls that want to go to camp. They aren't getting enough girls to go to justify keeping the camps open. So the girls that do want to go will have to drive a little longer.
What a girl that doesn't like camping anymore might look like:
phalaeo: I wasn't interested in camping when I was a Girl Scout, either. Until I went. Then, it was awesome (except for the latrines. I'd rather have just went in the woods).
czei: My daughter was in girl scouts for a couple of years, and they never went camping even once. The meetings consisted of sitting quietly and doing crafts, and while she loves crafts, to sit in seats all day at school, and then have to sit still another 90 minutes after school was just too much.What she wanted to do is climb trees, fish, run, jump, bike, etc, which apparently was too much activity for this troop.
Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: Doesn't surprise me. My sister quit her local Girl Scout troop in protest and disgust after a year of putting up with the other girls and their mothers. The girls were required to do the same badge together as a group, and included such gems as "Babysitting Merit Badge."
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