In my recent post I questioned whether or not Catholics should purchase Girl Scout cookies in light of the connection between the national organization and Planned Parenthood. As much as I hate to report it, additional information has surfaced regarding this connection and the secular agenda of the Girl Scouts organization. This saddens me, as I am an ardent advocate of scouting – both of my sons are Eagle scouts – and the character it builds within our girls and boys. While the Boy Scouts have remained loyal to their values of God and country, the times they are a changing within the national Girl Scouts organization.
On February 1st the Girl Scouts celebrated their 100th Anniversary on Capital Hill in the Cannon Caucus Room. As examples of the role models embraced by Girl Scouts, infamous “Catholic” Senate minority leader Nancy Pelosi and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose organization is behind the push to provide free contraception and abortion-inducing drugs in all of our nation’s health care plans, both addressed the gathering. This assembly of liberal congresswomen gathered to address the Girl Scouts is not surprising considering the roster of pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage speakers who addressed the national convention last November. As I dig deeper into the facts surrounding the agenda of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), as a Catholic I am increasingly concerned about the values our daughters are being exposed to. I want to encourage all Catholic parents, especially those who have daughters enrolled in the Girl Scouts, to learn more about their pro-choice agenda. I strongly suggest that you to read this informative article by Mary Hasson of the Catholic News Agency, The Catholic Church and the Girl Scouts: A scandalous mess. Finally, I hope Catholic parents will tune in to Women of Grace on EWTN this Friday, February 24th, to learn more about the Girl Scouts from a Catholic perspective. If you can’t watch the show on TV, you can view it right here on the Women of Grace website. We all need to be educated about what our children are learning from the organizations we entrust them to, if for no other reason than to closely monitor their activities and the messages they communicate to our impressionable children.