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2021-02-28 2:52:19 PM  
I supported their slave labor by buying some thin mints and gave them to a friend who is fiending for them even though Keebler Grasshopper cookies are the same thing.
 
2021-02-28 4:13:39 PM  
No more Samoas after this year??  I'm stocking up this year, then next year the Girl Scouts are dead to me.
 
2021-02-28 5:30:18 PM  
Clicked the link expecting a new cookie. Screw you, Subby. May all future cookies taste like ashes in your mouth!
 
2021-02-28 5:32:34 PM  

Naido: No more Samoas after this year??  I'm stocking up this year, then next year the Girl Scouts are dead to me.


Now why would they do that? Isn't that a popular brand of theirs?
 
2021-02-28 5:35:05 PM  
Wouldn't it be glass doors? I'll see myself out.
 
2021-02-28 5:35:05 PM  
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2021-02-28 5:35:06 PM  
Wish they'd stayed with the former uniform, though....

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2021-02-28 5:37:05 PM  
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2021-02-28 5:37:39 PM  
That's Awesome!

Respect,  goes a long way in the making of a Man.
 
2021-02-28 5:37:59 PM  
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2021-02-28 5:38:35 PM  
Hey subby, give credit to the right organization.  These are not Girl Scouts.  They are members of the Boy Scouts, which starting allowing girls a few years ago.

As much as I prefer the Girl Scouts over the Boy Scouts, this is an example of BSA moving forward and opening up to more people than just theist boys.
 
2021-02-28 5:41:33 PM  

Naido: No more Samoas after this year??  I'm stocking up this year, then next year the Girl Scouts are dead to me.


Last time I bought cookies, the girl's mom advised me that they gave a bulk discount of 5 or 6 boxes for $20.  "You can freeze them for up to 6 months."  "That's not going to be an issue."
 
2021-02-28 5:42:00 PM  

Moriel: Hey subby, give credit to the right organization.  These are not Girl Scouts.  They are members of the Boy Scouts, which starting allowing girls a few years ago.

As much as I prefer the Girl Scouts over the Boy Scouts, this is an example of BSA moving forward and opening up to more people than just theist boys.


I read this as "heist boys" and thought "dammit, I knew I should've joined!"

/who doesn't want to pull off a heist?
 
2021-02-28 5:43:06 PM  

kdawg7736: Naido: No more Samoas after this year??  I'm stocking up this year, then next year the Girl Scouts are dead to me.

Now why would they do that? Isn't that a popular brand of theirs?


Yes!  I don't know the "logic" behind the decision, I presume it's health-related, but I'm baffled and disappointed.
 
2021-02-28 5:43:30 PM  

Naido: No more Samoas after this year??  I'm stocking up this year, then next year the Girl Scouts are dead to me.


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2021-02-28 5:44:45 PM  
So I've never really been around either, even as a boy. Is there that much difference between girl scouts and boy scouts?

/inb4 tongue-in-cheek joke about anatomy
 
2021-02-28 5:48:31 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: So I've never really been around either, even as a boy. Is there that much difference between girl scouts and boy scouts?


In Canada, yes, very much so. It's in the activities. It's a major reason why there's been a pretty big exodus from GSC to Scouts Canada and the four Military Cadet programs.
 
2021-02-28 5:48:56 PM  

New Rising Sun: Naido: No more Samoas after this year??  I'm stocking up this year, then next year the Girl Scouts are dead to me.

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2021-02-28 5:51:30 PM  

Naido: No more Samoas after this year??  I'm stocking up this year, then next year the Girl Scouts are dead to me.


No need to get all surly over it.

/ I think they're discontinuing the S'mores cookies
 
2021-02-28 5:51:47 PM  

kdawg7736: Naido: No more Samoas after this year??  I'm stocking up this year, then next year the Girl Scouts are dead to me.

Now why would they do that? Isn't that a popular brand of theirs?


Presumably to create an internet furor and demand?
 
2021-02-28 5:53:20 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: So I've never really been around either, even as a boy. Is there that much difference between girl scouts and boy scouts?

/inb4 tongue-in-cheek joke about anatomy


The boy scout merit badges are for cool stuff, like getting a ham radio license or climbing a mountain.  Girl scout merit badges are for cleaning house and selling cookies.
 
2021-02-28 5:54:13 PM  

Moriel: Hey subby, give credit to the right organization.  These are not Girl Scouts.  They are members of the Boy Scouts, which starting allowing girls a few years ago.

As much as I prefer the Girl Scouts over the Boy Scouts, this is an example of BSA moving forward and opening up to more people than just theist boys.


Oh so actually they are selling Trails End popcorn?
 
2021-02-28 5:55:41 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: So I've never really been around either, even as a boy. Is there that much difference between girl scouts and boy scouts?

/inb4 tongue-in-cheek joke about anatomy


If you're looking for adventure if a new and different kind
And you come across a Girl Scout who is similarly inclined
Don't be nervous
Don't be flustered
Don't be scared...
Be prepared!
 
2021-02-28 5:56:43 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: So I've never really been around either, even as a boy. Is there that much difference between girl scouts and boy scouts?

/inb4 tongue-in-cheek joke about anatomy


I remember quitting Girl Scouts because  I learned that Eagle Scouts had additional leverage to get into the Air Force Academy, and the Girl Scouts had nothing to that end. I ended up joining Civil Air Patrol because the Spaatz cadets could get that benefit, but got in on my own before getting to test for it.

/in retrospect, I worked too damn hard to end up in that place.
 
2021-02-28 5:57:44 PM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: Herr Morgenstern: So I've never really been around either, even as a boy. Is there that much difference between girl scouts and boy scouts?

In Canada, yes, very much so. It's in the activities. It's a major reason why there's been a pretty big exodus from GSC to Scouts Canada and the four Military Cadet programs.


(Three sah!) Three!
 
2021-02-28 5:58:40 PM  
And we're supposed to be the shining beacon of freedom and progress. A hundred years? That's absolutely pathetic.
 
2021-02-28 6:04:19 PM  

Moriel: As much as I prefer the Girl Scouts over the Boy Scouts, this is an example of BSA moving forward and opening up to more people than just theist boys


Perhaps because they are currently facing 95,000 claims for sexual abuse and may be bankrupt by next summer? https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-​v​a/2020/11/19/boy-scouts-bankruptcy-abu​se/ The BSA makes the Catholic Church look like a safe space.
 
2021-02-28 6:07:24 PM  

Eravior: Clicked the link expecting a new cookie. Screw you, Subby. May all future cookies taste like ashes in your mouth!


I was hoping they had opened up online sales.  Think I'll suggest a paypal marketplace site for my sister's Girl Scouts.
 
2021-02-28 6:08:14 PM  

Mugato: I supported their slave labor by buying some thin mints and gave them to a friend who is fiending for them even though Keebler Grasshopper cookies are the same thing.


Industrial cookie manufacturer isn't that laborious; What they got a 10 year old ordering two other 10-year-olds to press the on buttons?
 
2021-02-28 6:08:50 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: So I've never really been around either, even as a boy. Is there that much difference between girl scouts and boy scouts?

/inb4 tongue-in-cheek joke about anatomy


The origins of Boy Scouts is "keep the wayward youth in line"
And the origins for Girl Scouts is "let's get out of the kitchen"

That sort of gives you the philosophical basis of a massive difference, but of course those have softened some over the decades and individual troops can have an incredible amount of variation.  Boy Scouts have historically had a lot more troops based in churches which can often have a ton of religious weight behind it, but the one I was in (only got to Webelo) was at a friends house and his mother played an important role in it.
 
2021-02-28 6:09:33 PM  

kdawg7736: Naido: No more Samoas after this year??  I'm stocking up this year, then next year the Girl Scouts are dead to me.

Now why would they do that? Isn't that a popular brand of theirs?


See McRib. I'm sure they will bring it back, occasionally. Guaranteeing sell out, each time.
 
2021-02-28 6:09:41 PM  

OgreMagi: Herr Morgenstern: So I've never really been around either, even as a boy. Is there that much difference between girl scouts and boy scouts?

/inb4 tongue-in-cheek joke about anatomy

The boy scout merit badges are for cool stuff, like getting a ham radio license or climbing a mountain.  Girl scout merit badges are for cleaning house and selling cookies.


Badges when I was a Girl Scout were stupidly easy to obtain that I started going through the book and doing everything needed to get as many patches as I could because my troop was too slow. I had them broken down in order of which ones were easy to get, and which ones were pretty. I was working to clear the book because why the heck not?

I meticulously kept documentation, saved all of my work for them to acknowledge, and attacked it with the energy of an anal-retentive girl who was  really annoyed with her unfocused peers.
...then they told my dad that I was a poor team player, which was not wrong because I tried to bring along other members, only to abandon them when they whined or got lazy.

/that energy worked well in Civil Air Patrol when I did search and rescue and could literally run off after a target.
 
2021-02-28 6:10:33 PM  
placed an order a few hours ago.
 
2021-02-28 6:12:51 PM  

zeroflight222: Eravior: Clicked the link expecting a new cookie. Screw you, Subby. May all future cookies taste like ashes in your mouth!

I was hoping they had opened up online sales.  Think I'll suggest a paypal marketplace site for my sister's Girl Scouts.


The link i got on facebook for my friends daughters campaign was all online and delivery was reasonable

https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/​s​cout/cassidy330359?fbclid=IwAR3ReNfyQh​jctqRy9rZw6s0ZDXk7Z3Um7jWy6GBLn3kwOs4O​UDQj0oGVgu0
 
2021-02-28 6:19:20 PM  

Fano: Moriel: Hey subby, give credit to the right organization.  These are not Girl Scouts.  They are members of the Boy Scouts, which starting allowing girls a few years ago.

As much as I prefer the Girl Scouts over the Boy Scouts, this is an example of BSA moving forward and opening up to more people than just theist boys.

Oh so actually they are selling Trails End popcorn?


We uses to pay the kids NOT to give it to us. The stuff is foul.
 
2021-02-28 6:20:19 PM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: Herr Morgenstern: So I've never really been around either, even as a boy. Is there that much difference between girl scouts and boy scouts?

In Canada, yes, very much so. It's in the activities. It's a major reason why there's been a pretty big exodus from GSC to Scouts Canada and the four Military Cadet programs.


Same with the US, but still with some holdouts against girls joining and general chauvinistic attitudes in places.  I'm involved with a troop of boys and a troop of girls and most of the girls joined because they got to have a lot more fun & adventure with us.  Many knew each other in Girls Scouts and after some started doing both, those brought back tales of all of the cool things they got to do in the Boy Scouts (now called Scouts BSA).  That started a LOT of the others coming over.  Many of the moms weren't happy because they used GSA as their mommy/social club (literally... that exact reason was brought up in one of the adult meetings about the girls wanting to leave GSA for Scouts BSA), but the good ones let their kids do it anyway.  And the girls we do have LOVE it.  Most of them are more motivated to learn & do than the majority of the boys!

/had one incredibly motivated young lady earn Eagle back in August, putting her among the earliest class.  I don't know many Eagles who earned it as much as her.
 
2021-02-28 6:20:41 PM  
As a scouts BSA leader(formerly Boy Scouts), from the informal conversations I've had with Girl Scouts leaders, the difference is that GSA, after seeing the mess that BSA got into, regulated the shiat out of everything... To the point that it becomes nearly impossible for them to do anything other than sell cookies.

Also, BSA troops and GSA troops are structured differently. BSA troops have a parent organization like a church, vfw, or any nonprofit. That Nonprofit is responsible for the troop, and owns all the troops gear. GSA forms troops as needed, I think they own the troops gear, and since there isn't a parent organization, they don't recruit. This means that if people start falling out of your troop, your troop is probably going to fail, whereas a BSA troop is recruits and getting a churn of some kids falling out and new ones coming in.
 
2021-02-28 6:23:06 PM  

orbister: Moriel: As much as I prefer the Girl Scouts over the Boy Scouts, this is an example of BSA moving forward and opening up to more people than just theist boys

Perhaps because they are currently facing 95,000 claims for sexual abuse and may be bankrupt by next summer? https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-v​a/2020/11/19/boy-scouts-bankruptcy-abu​se/ The BSA makes the Catholic Church look like a safe space.


It depends on the troop. My wife ran our troop. Plenty of hiking and camping, plus, she's a teacher and knew how to keep the kids motivated and on task. We had the most Eagles of the three troops in town. My son was one ans my daughter did everything the rest of the troop did (because I was needed and we couldn't leave her behind)
 
2021-02-28 6:23:28 PM  
Aldi's has nearly identical cookies all year. Including samoas.

I'm sure Girl Scouts do more than cookie selling but dammit that's all I ever ever ever seem to hear about them. 
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2021-02-28 6:32:12 PM  

New Rising Sun: Naido: No more Samoas after this year??  I'm stocking up this year, then next year the Girl Scouts are dead to me.

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"Real Keebler Fudge" you say?
They must be popular in Germany.
 
2021-02-28 6:34:37 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: So I've never really been around either, even as a boy. Is there that much difference between girl scouts and boy scouts?

/inb4 tongue-in-cheek joke about anatomy


Inexplicably compelled to upvote "tongue-in-cheek".
 
2021-02-28 6:38:48 PM  

12349876: The origins of Boy Scouts is "keep the wayward youth in line"


That's not true. One man saw a lack of what he considered essential skills in his young military troops. He wrote a book called "Aids to Scouting: for NCOs and Men" which taught the troops how to do basic things like first aid, build a shelter, light reconnaissance, navigations skills, making fires, etc. The book made it's way back to England and into the hands of youth there who started practicing the stuff in the book. When the author found out how popular his guide had become with youths, he started the Boy Scouts.
 
2021-02-28 6:51:57 PM  

Moriel: As much as I prefer the Girl Scouts over the Boy Scouts, this is an example of BSA moving forward and opening up to more people than just theist boys.


Will the girl scouts move forward and open up to more than just girls?
 
2021-02-28 6:54:31 PM  
My local grocery store (regional) had basically 1:1 substitutes for Thin Mints.
They were awesome.

Go into the store..."These are being discontinued"
Bought all 6 remaining boxes.

They have not reappeared.

My tin foil hat whispers that the Girl Scouts had something to do with this.
 
2021-02-28 6:55:50 PM  

jake_0311: 12349876: The origins of Boy Scouts is "keep the wayward youth in line"

That's not true. One man saw a lack of what he considered essential skills in his young military troops. He wrote a book called "Aids to Scouting: for NCOs and Men" which taught the troops how to do basic things like first aid, build a shelter, light reconnaissance, navigations skills, making fires, etc. The book made it's way back to England and into the hands of youth there who started practicing the stuff in the book. When the author found out how popular his guide had become with youths, he started the Boy Scouts.


That's keeping the wayward youth in line.  Raising troops instead of free spirits.
 
2021-02-28 7:08:35 PM  

12349876: That's keeping the wayward youth in line.  Raising troops instead of free spirits.


It could be, sure, but that wasn't the origin.
 
2021-02-28 7:09:21 PM  

orbister: Moriel: As much as I prefer the Girl Scouts over the Boy Scouts, this is an example of BSA moving forward and opening up to more people than just theist boys

Perhaps because they are currently facing 95,000 claims for sexual abuse and may be bankrupt by next summer? https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-v​a/2020/11/19/boy-scouts-bankruptcy-abu​se/ The BSA makes the Catholic Church look like a safe space.


Well it is a Christian based organization so pedophilia is to be expected.
 
2021-02-28 7:13:37 PM  

OgreMagi: Herr Morgenstern: So I've never really been around either, even as a boy. Is there that much difference between girl scouts and boy scouts?

/inb4 tongue-in-cheek joke about anatomy

The boy scout merit badges are for cool stuff, like getting a ham radio license or climbing a mountain.  Girl scout merit badges are for cleaning house and selling cookies.


I'm sorry, my Girl Scout kid can't climb a mountain this week, she's earning her robotics badge.
 
2021-02-28 7:15:11 PM  

jake_0311: Moriel: As much as I prefer the Girl Scouts over the Boy Scouts, this is an example of BSA moving forward and opening up to more people than just theist boys.

Will the girl scouts move forward and open up to more than just girls?


I don't know.  I think they should.  Boys need to learn how to run a cookie business too!
 
2021-02-28 7:18:02 PM  

New Rising Sun: Naido: No more Samoas after this year??  I'm stocking up this year, then next year the Girl Scouts are dead to me.

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