Rebecca Hagelin

My column last week warned parents to be wary of the Girl Scouts: the Scouts’ original mission has been corrupted by leftist ideas and its trajectory hijacked by pro-abortion, pro-homosexual politics.

As recent as last week I received more information of continuing relationships between Planned Parenthood programs and Girl Scout troops.

Some parents desperately wish it weren’t so.

As the Scouts’ Anniversary Convention winds up, Girl Scouts past and present feel torn. Many remember and long for the Scouts of old-- the character-driven vision of young womanhood rather than today’s advocacy-driven picture of liberal activists.

Mothers want to trust the Girl Scouts--an organization that nurtured great friendships, practical skills, and leadership qualities in their own lives. I wanted to trust them when my own daughter was a Brownie. But as she was about to graduate into the next level of Girl Scouting, I became aware of the creeping pro-abortion and pro-lesbianism stances the Girls Scouts were adopting. So I pulled her from the program - and that was over a decade ago. Today, the transformation of the Girl Scouts from a program that instills virtuous qualities in the hearts of our girls into an indoctrination program for radical feminist ideology seems complete.

Welcome to Girl Scouts gone wild.

As current and former Girl Scouts document the Scouts’ ongoing partnerships with groups that undercut traditional morality, parents wonder, “What’s our alternative?”

How to Save Your Family: Join American Heritage Girls (AHG)

Thankfully, parents do have an excellent alternative for their daughters: the American Heritage Girls. I’ve heard only excitement and deep satisfaction from parents whose daughters have exchanged the Girl Scout sash for red, white, and blue of the American Heritage Girls.

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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