Warning: explicit content!
I never imagined the day would come when I would have to issue a content alert when talking about Girl Scout literature, but sadly that day has arrived.
The Girl Scouts celebrate their 98th anniversary today (March 12), having been founded by Juliette Low, the former fiancee of Sir Robert Baden Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts in 1912.
Here is the longstanding Girl Scout oath: "On my honor, I will try: to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people at all times, to obey the Girl Scout laws."
Well, the new and improved World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a panel at the UN this week. The first thing organizers did was kick all the adults out of the room so that Planned Parenthood could distribute - to adolescent girls, mind you - a brochure entitled, "Healthy, Happy and Hot."
The brochure includes graphic and explicit sexual details, and promotes every kind of casual sex. Here's a charming excerpt:
"Sex can feel great and can be really fun! Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse… But, there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. Sex can include kissing, touching, licking, tickling, sucking, and cuddling. Some people like to have
aggressive sex, while others like to have soft and slow sex with their partners. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore
and be yourself!"
In case that wasn't enough information for these impressionable young girls, the brochure leaves little to the imagination:
“Improve your sex life by getting to know your own body. Play with yourself! Masturbation is a great way to find out more about your body and what you find sexually stimulating. Mix things up by using different kinds of touch from very soft to hard. Talk about or act out your fantasies. Talk dirty to them.”
The pamphlet even includes a helpful section on how to prepare for sex when you know you're planning to get drunk first.
Where all this fits with the "doing my duty to God" and "help(ing) other people at all times" was apparently never explained.
The Girl Scouts, in other words, seem determined to aid and abet the girls in their charge to find as many ways as humanly possible to violate the organization's time-honored oath.
In response to the disastrous moral drift of the Girl Scouts, Patty Garibay, a former Girl Scout leader, founded American Heritage Girls in 1995. Their oath? "I promise to love God, Cherish my family, Honor my country, and Serve in my community."
What sets them apart from the Girl Scouts is that when American Heritage Girls take the oath, they actually mean it. And the adults in their world are committed to help them live up to it.