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Girl Scouts Reject $100K Donation Because Donor Didn’t Want It To Be Used For Trans Girls

They didn’t like where the money was coming from—so they’re raising it on their own.

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Not too long ago, The Girl Scouts made major headlines when they officially announced that they welcome transgender girls in their community. While their policy was celebrated by money, some weren’t quite as happy. Just recently, The Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a huge $100,000 donation to help send 500 girls to camp. But when they discovered that the donation couldn’t be used to help transgender girls (“Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If you can’t, please return the money,” read the note), they made a tough decision:

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Girl Scouts Stand up to Right-Wing Criticism of Transgender Members

While the organization has welcomed transgender girls for years, conservative groups chose this month to protest the policy.

It’s springtime, historically the prime cookie season for the Girl Scouts of the USA. But the organization came under intense scrutiny for a different reason this month, when a group of conservative religious groups discovered that the Girl Scouts welcome transgender girls. Attacks have run the gamut from the paranoid to the vicious (“Boys in skirts . . . will put young innocent girls at risk!” read a popular petition, clearly anxious about the dangers of “skirts”), but the Scouts have adamantly held their position.

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All Girl Scout Cookies Are Not Created Equal

The most important thing you’ll read today.

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The Los Angeles Times revealed, to national dismay, that not all Girl Scout cookies are equal—they are made by two different bakers and their products differ significantly.

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Get Palm Oil Out of Our Thin Mints: Girl Scout Cookie Campaign Update

Girl scouts Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen update The Early Show on their campaign to get palm oil out of girl scout cookies.

Earlier this month, I wrote about Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, the amazing Girl Scouts who are taking on the Girl Scouts USA organization for their continued use of rainforest destroying palm oil in their beloved cookies.

Their campaign seems to be picking up steam, and earlier this week Vorva and Tomtishen were featured on CBS' The Early Show. Here's the clip:

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Girl Scouts Are Awesome: Saving the Rainforest From Their Cookies

Two young scouts were horrified to learn of the terrible environmental impacts of their cookies. Here's how you can help them fix things.

Girl Scout cookies seem innocent enough. Besides the sugar and calories, what harm could they possibly cause? Quite a bit it turns out. Girl Scout cookies use a whole lot of palm oil, the controversial ingredient that is inextricably linked to rainforest destruction, violations of Indigenous rights, and the extinction of endangered species like orangutans, tigers, elephants, and rhinoceros.

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