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              FILE - Girl Scout Zoe Kirtz, of Cedar City, Utah, paddles around Lake Brimhall in a canoe during summer camp at the Girl Scouts of Utah's Camp Cloud Rim above Park City, Utah, on June 2

    FILE - Girl Scout Zoe Kirtz, of Cedar City, Utah, paddles around Lake Brimhall in a canoe during summer camp at the Girl Scouts of Utah's Camp Cloud Rim above Park City, Utah, on June 2

    Posted: 6/23/2013 4:17:25 PM EST
    FILE - Girl Scout Zoe Kirtz, of Cedar City, Utah, paddles around Lake Brimhall in a canoe during summer camp at the Girl Scouts of Utah's Camp Cloud Rim above Park City, Utah, on June 26, 2007. Just a year after its centennial celebrations in 2012, the Girl Scouts of the USA's interconnected problems include declining membership and revenues, a dearth of volunteers, rifts between leadership and grass-roots members, a pension plan with a $347 million deficit, and an uproar over efforts by many local councils to sell venerable summer camps. As of June 2013, Camp Cloud Rim is still owned by the Girl Scouts. (AP Photo/Deseret Morning News, Jeffrey D. Allred)
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              FILE -  In a Feb. 18, 2013 file photo dressed in boxes emptied from earlier cookie sales, Girl Scouts from Troop 20337 in Eugene  fan out on the University of Oregon campus near the Erb

    FILE - In a Feb. 18, 2013 file photo dressed in boxes emptied from earlier cookie sales, Girl Scouts from Troop 20337 in Eugene fan out on the University of Oregon campus near the Erb

    Posted: 6/23/2013 4:17:25 PM EST
    FILE - In a Feb. 18, 2013 file photo dressed in boxes emptied from earlier cookie sales, Girl Scouts from Troop 20337 in Eugene fan out on the University of Oregon campus near the Erb Memorial Union in Eugene, Ore., in search of customers for their cookies. Just a year after its 2012 centennial celebrations, the Girl Scouts of the USA's interconnected problems include declining membership and revenues, a dearth of volunteers, rifts between leadership and grass-roots members, a pension plan with a $347 million deficit, and an uproar over efforts by many local councils to sell venerable summer camps. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch)
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              This Tuesday, May 14, 2013 file photo shows the Swift Activity Center at the Camp Conestoga Girls Scouts camp in New Liberty, Iowa. As of June 2013, the regional Girl Scouts council rec

    This Tuesday, May 14, 2013 file photo shows the Swift Activity Center at the Camp Conestoga Girls Scouts camp in New Liberty, Iowa. As of June 2013, the regional Girl Scouts council rec

    Posted: 6/23/2013 4:11:48 PM EST
    This Tuesday, May 14, 2013 file photo shows the Swift Activity Center at the Camp Conestoga Girls Scouts camp in New Liberty, Iowa. As of June 2013, the regional Girl Scouts council recently backed off a proposal to sell Camp Conestoga and instead decided to pursue an extensive renovation project to modernize it. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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              FILE - Girl Scout Zoe Kirtz, of Cedar City, Utah, paddles around Lake Brimhall in a canoe during summer camp at the Girl Scouts of Utah's Camp Cloud Rim above Park City, Utah on June 26

    FILE - Girl Scout Zoe Kirtz, of Cedar City, Utah, paddles around Lake Brimhall in a canoe during summer camp at the Girl Scouts of Utah's Camp Cloud Rim above Park City, Utah on June 26

    Posted: 6/23/2013 12:32:16 PM EST
    FILE - Girl Scout Zoe Kirtz, of Cedar City, Utah, paddles around Lake Brimhall in a canoe during summer camp at the Girl Scouts of Utah's Camp Cloud Rim above Park City, Utah on June 26, 2007. Just a year after its centennial celebrations in 2012, the Girl Scouts of the USA's interconnected problems include declining membership and revenues, a dearth of volunteers, rifts between leadership and grass-roots members, a pension plan with a $347 million deficit, and an uproar over efforts by many local councils to sell venerable summer camps. As of June 2013, Camp Cloud Rim is still owned by the Girl Scouts. (AP Photo/Deseret Morning News, Jeffrey D. Allred)
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              This Tuesday, May 14, 2013 file photo shows the Swift Activity Center at the Camp Conestoga Girls Scouts camp in New Liberty, Iowa. As of June 2013, the regional Girl Scouts council rec

    This Tuesday, May 14, 2013 file photo shows the Swift Activity Center at the Camp Conestoga Girls Scouts camp in New Liberty, Iowa. As of June 2013, the regional Girl Scouts council rec

    Posted: 6/23/2013 12:32:16 PM EST
    This Tuesday, May 14, 2013 file photo shows the Swift Activity Center at the Camp Conestoga Girls Scouts camp in New Liberty, Iowa. As of June 2013, the regional Girl Scouts council recently backed off a proposal to sell Camp Conestoga and instead decided to pursue an extensive renovation project to modernize it. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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              FILE - In this March 28, 2012 file photo, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez, foreground, stands with members of Girl Scout Troop 1774. Compounding the problems at the organiz

    FILE - In this March 28, 2012 file photo, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez, foreground, stands with members of Girl Scout Troop 1774. Compounding the problems at the organiz

    Posted: 6/23/2013 12:32:16 PM EST
    FILE - In this March 28, 2012 file photo, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez, foreground, stands with members of Girl Scout Troop 1774. Compounding the problems at the organization are tensions at GSUSA headquarters in New York, where several senior executives have quit or been ousted since Chavez took over as CEO in 2011. In June 2013, some of the roughly 325 employees there were invited to take early retirement, and Chavez said an unspecified number of layoffs were expected in August 2013 to offset the revenue losses. Chavez insists the GSUSA is on the right track, although she acknowledged in an interview that sweeping changes in structure and programs over the past 10 years have been difficult for many in the Scouts' extended family. From left are Megan Zimmerman, 17, Molly Gulden, 15, Jessica Krehbiel, 16, Shelby Johnstone, 15, and Lauren McCabe, 16, all of Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Schennum)
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              FILE - Dressed in boxes emptied from earlier cookie sales, Girl Scouts from Troop 20337 in Eugene, fan out on the University of Oregon campus near the Erb Memorial Union in Eugene, Ore.

    FILE - Dressed in boxes emptied from earlier cookie sales, Girl Scouts from Troop 20337 in Eugene, fan out on the University of Oregon campus near the Erb Memorial Union in Eugene, Ore.

    Posted: 6/23/2013 12:32:16 PM EST
    FILE - Dressed in boxes emptied from earlier cookie sales, Girl Scouts from Troop 20337 in Eugene, fan out on the University of Oregon campus near the Erb Memorial Union in Eugene, Ore., Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 in search of customers for their cookies. Just a year after its 2012 centennial celebrations, the Girl Scouts of the USA's interconnected problems include declining membership and revenues, a dearth of volunteers, rifts between leadership and grass-roots members, a pension plan with a $347 million deficit, and an uproar over efforts by many local councils to sell venerable summer camps. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch)
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              This 1973 family photo shows Joni Kinsey, of Iowa City, Iowa, in her Girl Scouts uniform. In an effort to save money, Girl Scout councils across the country are making proposals that wo

    This 1973 family photo shows Joni Kinsey, of Iowa City, Iowa, in her Girl Scouts uniform. In an effort to save money, Girl Scout councils across the country are making proposals that wo

    Posted: 5/27/2013 5:58:43 AM EST
    This 1973 family photo shows Joni Kinsey, of Iowa City, Iowa, in her Girl Scouts uniform. In an effort to save money, Girl Scout councils across the country are making proposals that would have been unthinkable a generation ago: selling summer camps that date back to the 1950s. (AP Photo/Courtesy Joni Kinsey)
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              This Tuesday, May 14, 2013 photo shows pins on the childhood Girl Scouts sash of Joni Kinsey, in Iowa City, Iowa. In an effort to save money, Girl Scout councils across the country are

    This Tuesday, May 14, 2013 photo shows pins on the childhood Girl Scouts sash of Joni Kinsey, in Iowa City, Iowa. In an effort to save money, Girl Scout councils across the country are

    Posted: 5/27/2013 5:58:43 AM EST
    This Tuesday, May 14, 2013 photo shows pins on the childhood Girl Scouts sash of Joni Kinsey, in Iowa City, Iowa. In an effort to save money, Girl Scout councils across the country are making proposals that would have been unthinkable a generation ago: selling summer camps that date back to the 1950s. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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              In this Tuesday, May 14, 2013 photo, Joni Kinsey, of Iowa City, Iowa, shows some of her Girl Scouts memorabilia to two girls in her troop in Iowa City, Iowa. In an effort to save money,

    In this Tuesday, May 14, 2013 photo, Joni Kinsey, of Iowa City, Iowa, shows some of her Girl Scouts memorabilia to two girls in her troop in Iowa City, Iowa. In an effort to save money,

    Posted: 5/27/2013 5:58:43 AM EST
    In this Tuesday, May 14, 2013 photo, Joni Kinsey, of Iowa City, Iowa, shows some of her Girl Scouts memorabilia to two girls in her troop in Iowa City, Iowa. In an effort to save money, Girl Scout councils across the country are making proposals that would have been unthinkable a generation ago: selling summer camps that date back to the 1950s. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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    Posted: 5/28/2012 12:25:48 PM EST
    Members of Boy Scout Troop 450 and 278 lead the parade carrying a large American flag during the Memorial Day observance ceremony at the Memphis National Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Saturday, May 26, 2012. For 29 years members of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls have placed flags on the 42,000 graves at the Memphis National Cemetery during a ceremony honoring veterans for the Memorial Day Celebration. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Chris Desmond)
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    Posted: 5/27/2012 9:25:47 AM EST
    Matthew Russell, 11, from Memphis prepares to place American flags at the headstones of veterans during the Memorial Day observance ceremony at the Memphis National Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Saturday, May 26, 2012. For 29 years members of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls have placed flags on the 42,000 graves at the Memphis National Cemetery during a ceremony honoring veterans for the Memorial Day Celebration.(AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Chris Desmond)
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    Posted: 5/27/2012 9:25:47 AM EST
    Stevon Spears, 17 and members of Boy Scout Troop 445 salute the American flag during the Memorial Day observance ceremony at the Memphis National Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Saturday, May 26, 2012. For 29 years members of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls have placed flags on the 42,000 graves at the Memphis National Cemetery during a ceremony honoring veterans for the Memorial Day Celebration. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Chris Desmond)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 7:30:50 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, a Girl Scout, wearing her vest covered in badges, sells a box of cookies to Paa Yang, left, a neighbor in Minneapolis. Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At issue are concerns about program materials that some Catholics find offensive, as well as assertions that the Scouts associate with other groups espousing stances that conflict with church teaching. The Scouts, who have numerous parish-sponsored troops, deny many of the claims and defend their alliances. But there's frustration within the iconic youth organization - known for its inclusiveness and cookie sales - that it has become such an ideological target, with the girls sometimes caught in the political crossfire. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Scott Takushi)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 7:30:50 PM EST
    FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 file photo, The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades is seated as the Ninth Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Ind. Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will look into the Scouts' "possible problematic relationships with other organizations" and various "problematic" program materials, according to a letter sent by the committee chairman, Rhoades, to his fellow bishops. The Scouts, who have numerous parish-sponsored troops, deny many of the claims and defend their alliances. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Santiago Flores)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 7:30:49 PM EST
    FILE - In this March 28, 2012 file photo, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez, foreground, stands with members of Girl Scout Troop 1774, from left, Megan Zimmerman, 17, Molly Gulden, 15, Jessica Krehbiel, 16, Shelby Johnstone, 15, and Lauren McCabe, 16, all of Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix. Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At issue are concerns about program materials that some Catholics find offensive, as well as assertions that the Scouts associate with other groups espousing stances that conflict with church teaching. The Scouts, who have numerous parish-sponsored troops, deny many of the claims and defend their alliances. But there's frustration within the iconic youth organization - known for its inclusiveness and cookie sales - that it has become such an ideological target, with the girls sometimes caught in the political crossfire. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Schennum)
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    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:55:48 PM EST
    This 1912 photo provided by Amelia England shows Amelia "Milly" Bowden England, top row far right, posing with Boy Scouts and other members of the Girl Scouts Thistle Troop at the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in New Bedford, Mass. The oldest living Girl Scout, England, 111, joined the organization in 1914, two years after its inception in 1912. (AP Photo)