By Jeff Simpson
Peggy Hamill and Pro-Life Wisconsin have decided to boycott Girl Scout cookies.
Pro-Life Wisconsin is asking its members to reconsider purchasing Girl Scout cookies, saying the organization is too closely linked to the abortion rights movement.In an email to supporters Monday, Pro-Life Wisconsin said that "while some local troops' activities may be wholesome, sadly, Girl Scouts USA promotes radically, anti-life women, such as Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, as role models, regularly partners with pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood for 'educational' activities, and encourages girls to fight for abortion on demand."The problem, as is usually the problem with the wing nut organizations....they are lying to you!
The annual six-week period of Girl Scout cookie sales kicks off this Saturday.
Pro-Life Wisconsin told its supporters that "approximately 15 percent of each box sold goes to the troop. The rest goes to the regional and national organizations of Girl Scouts USA."
That's not true, said Christy Gibbs, a spokeswoman for the Badgerland Council, a regional body that provides Girl Scouting in south-central and southwest Wisconsin. No portion of cookie proceeds goes to the national Girl Scouts organization, she said.
Of the $3.75 per-box retail price, the baker gets 99 cents, the girl who sold the box earns a 12-cent reward, and the troop keeps 60 cents to 70 cents (the amount goes up depending on overall sales volume). The rest -- about $2 -- goes to the regional council to pay for programming costs, Gibbs said.
While the organization's 112 regional councils do provide funding for the national Girl Scouts of the USA, that money comes from a portion of registration fees, Gibbs said. The cookie money is a distinct pot that does not leave the troop and regional council, she said.
For those who want to read more, here's a story Pro-Life Wisconsin is sharing with its supporters, and here's a response from Girl Scouts of the USA.
This of course begs the question. If you are against the Girl Scouts cookie sales...what are you for?
They even have their own hateful hashtag!