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(The Daily Beast)   Girl Scouts USA defends the sale of dozens of historic Girl scout Camps to developers saying that girls just aren't interested in camping anymore. Besides, every minute those loafers spend lounging in a tent is a minute they aren't selling cookies   ( thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2014-01-15 06:02:43 PM  
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Girl Scouts don't want to go camping anymore? Fark 'em! Be a Swanson!
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2014-01-15 04:15:35 PM  
2 votes:
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).
2014-01-15 04:12:54 PM  
2 votes:
"I used to be in the Boy Scouts......until I got kicked out for eating a Brownie."
2014-01-15 04:29:32 PM  
1 vote:
I think Girl Scouts have a branding problem and they don't understand their constituency. They also face the problem that all organizations for kids are dealing with in that kids are spread incredibly thin.

Boy Scouts addressed this issue by essentially returning to very conservative traditional roots. They emphasize outdoor activities and conservative values and they have a solid constituency because of it. Sure, it creates more than its share of enemies, but those aren't they people that were joining the Boy Scouts anyway. If you join the Boy Scouts, you know what you're getting. You're out in the woods building fires and setting snares with a bit of service thrown in for good measure.

The Girl Scouts tacked the other way and attempted to adopt a very progressive, feminist slant to their activities. The problem was that the people that join organizations like the Girl Scouts aren't really the same people that support very progressive policies. You ended up having a progressive leadership and a more conservative membership and that always causes issues. It's hard for most people to actually identify with Girl Scouts as anything more than those kids that sell delicious cookies for way too much. As an organization, if you can't sell yourself as more than a cookie peddler and offer a tangible benefit derived from membership in your organization, you're going to lose out to dance, soccer, gymnastics, basketball and everything else on a young girl's plate.
2014-01-15 04:26:18 PM  
1 vote:

Far Cough: Boy Scouts: we hate gay people

They started allowing gay Scouts a few months ago, and it was a pretty big deal. Where the fark have you been?
2014-01-15 04:25:33 PM  
1 vote:
Do kids even go outside anymore? Little fat asses just sit on their XBoxes all day now.
2014-01-15 04:18:29 PM  
1 vote:

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.

We call them dealers.
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