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Be Prepared?

By Andrea G. Schwartz
March 17, 2010

When I was growing up, the Girl Scouts and their cookie drives were a part of Americana. Although I never made it past the Brownie stage (our leaders quit), I knew many Girl Scouts. For years, I thought that the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts were compatible organizations. As the story below demonstrates, in today's culture they stand for radically different things. After all, when is the last time you heard the mainstream media doing negative stories on this "feminist" organization?

A new campaign by the Girl Scouts, with the help of Planned Parenthood, is offering girls ages 10 to 14 the inside details on how to be "hot."

This week, the World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides held a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations in which Planned Parenthood distributed a brochure entitled "Healthy, Happy and Hot."


Topics: Culture , Family & Marriage

Andrea G. Schwartz

Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven FamilyThe Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your HouseholdEmpowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom ServiceWoman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, and Homeschooling Helps (weekly live Facebook event). She can be reached at [email protected]

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