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Pathfinders: The Seventh-day Adventist Church's Alternative to the Scouts

Whitny Braun | Posted 03.31.2016 | Religion
Whitny Braun

Chances are if you grew up as a Seventh-day Adventist you were never a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout. But that doesn't mean you can't tie a bowline or start a fire without matches with the best of 'em. Why? Because Seventh-day Adventists created their own organization to train children in the art of camping, marching in formation and making arts and crafts and they called... the Pathfinders.

4 Things Scouting Teaches Kids About Personal Finance | Posted 10.14.2016 | Parents

Several images likely pop into your mind when you think about Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts: hiking, camping out in the woods and boxes of Thin Mints and those soft shortbread cookies. But there's more to scouting than friendship and food. Your son or daughter can walk away with a series of skills, including a general understanding of finance and money management.

Girl Scouts Are for EVERY Girl

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

Living up to their creed of being caring, courageous and strong, and standing firm in their convictions, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington are a shining example of all that is good in this world.

The Importance of Trying

Sharon Bond | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact
Sharon Bond

My time in Girl Scouts has not come without its challenges. As a young adult, I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, an inherited connective tissue disorder. After 36 surgeries, I rely on a wheelchair -- but this has never stopped me.

See It to Be It

Jennifer Roman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Roman

I am extremely proud to be a member of my fire department. The work challenges me physically, emotionally and cognitively. It is deeply satisfying. Shouldn't a career like this be open to any man or woman who wants to pursue it?

Celebrating the Future Of Female Leadership With Today's Women Leaders

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Troop Capitol Hill gives Girl Scouts everywhere a sense of being directly connected to their leaders in Congress, and each troop member serves as a role model for girls across America.

The Killer Cookie-Selling Tactics Of History's Most Brilliant Girl Scouts

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.20.2015 | Taste

Girl Scouts do the darndest things.

Why Going Online Could Cause Girl Scouts' Values to Crumble

Allison Underhill | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Allison Underhill

This year, the Girl Scouts of the USA have gone digital. Girl Scouts can now control all aspects of cookie sales completely online. Young Scouts have the ability to track orders, handle money, and communicate with buyers through a digital platform.

Child Abuse, Statutory Rape, Modern Day Slavery or Prostitution?

Monique Tinglin | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Monique Tinglin

From the streets of New York City, to the villages of Kenya, children, particularly young girls, need protection from sexual predators. The time for action is now.

San Francisco Is So Expensive, Even The Girl Scouts Had To Jack Up Prices

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

Nothing is safe from the soaring cost of living in San Francisco. Not even the Thin Mints. The Northern California chapter of Girl Scouts has raise...

Buying Girl Scout Cookies Supports 'Lesbianism,' Pastor Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boys Scouts of America faced a barrage of conservative criticism after opting to lift a controversial ban on gay youth participants earlier this y...

Where Girls Grow Strong -- and Boy Scouts Follow

Alex Palombo | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

By barring LGBT adults from participating in scouting, the Boy Scouts of America are allowing LGBT youth but giving them no LGBT role models to look up to. How wonderful would it be for a scout who is LGBT to have a successful and strong den leader who is just like them?

The Girl Scouts' VERY Cool New Badge

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 04.22.2013 | Teen

There is a gap between men and women in science and technology fields, and the Girl Scouts have come up with a fun way to help fix this problem. Th...

What Being A Girl Scout Means To Me

Blake Kernen | Posted 06.16.2013 | Teen
Blake Kernen

So there's no doubt about it: Girl Scouts sell a ton of cookies each year, but that's really not their most important product. Girl power is, and if you're familiar at all with the Girl Scout program, you know there's plenty of this to go around.

Cookie Crumbs! Girl Scouts Scammed By Huge Fake Order

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business

Give two Oregon Girl Scout troops a merit badge for resilience. Stung by a fake order of 6,000 boxes of the organization's signature cookies, the ...

Frequently Asked Questions About Girl Scout Cookies

Jeremy Blachman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
Jeremy Blachman

I am a boy. Can I buy Girl Scout Cookies? Yes. You may buy Girl Scout Cookies, although you are not permitted to either sell them or eat them.

The Impact of Selling Girl Scout Cookies

Olivia Ottenfeld | Posted 04.02.2013 | Teen
Olivia Ottenfeld

Thanks to skills I've developed from selling Girl Scout Cookies, I have learned how to manage my money. I've been able to decide how to better use my babysitting money, for example; spending some while saving some.

Girl Scout Cookies Get A Brand New Box

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home

Sept 28 (Reuters) -- Girl Scout Cookies, a perennial U.S. snack favorite, will get a new-look package for the upcoming sales season, the organization ...

Gays, Gods and Boy Scouts

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.26.2012 | Queer Voices
Christopher Brauchli

Heaven only knows what things would change if the Scouts were now to admit gays and atheists. The answer might well be -- nothing.

A Gay Father's Response to the Boy Scouts of America: You Haven't Gone Far Enough

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

As a gay father, I have the right to speak to my children about opposite-sex attraction before they ever hear anything about it in the big scary world. If we are going to be completely fair, I think that heterosexual men and boys should be denied entrance to the Boy Scouts as well.

WATCH: Obama Booed After Revealing Favorite Girl Scout Cookie

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

Who knew cookies could be so divisive? At a Cincinnati town hall on Monday, an adorable young girl took to the microphone to quiz President Obama o...

Who Should Be Famous? Poet Toni Blackman Weighs In

] | Posted 06.21.2012 | Black Voices

Is the role model, as a role, played out? It's a term rap lyricist, actress and writer Toni Blackman says she often debates with her peers. And while ...

Y'át'ééh President Obama, Ahéhee' Girl Scouts

Diana Greymountain | Posted 07.27.2012 | Teen
Diana Greymountain

I've been a Girl Scout for 11 years. So ahéhee' (thank you) to Girl Scouts because my Girl Scouting life has given me the chance to say yá'át'ééh (hello) to the President of the United States.

Girl Scouts And God's Grace

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion
Patricia McGuire

Real evil abounds in our world each day, and most of us are doing our level best to relieve the pain of evil's fallout. Faith leaders should support the good people who work hard to make a positive difference for children in this very imperfect world.

Wasilla, Alaska Lawmaker Links Girl Scouts To Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

What appeared to be a routine resolution in Alaska's legislature honoring the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts was blocked on Thursday when a repr...