An Indiana legislator has voiced regret for writing a letter stating the Girl Scouts of America "sexualizes" young girls, even as he stood by his criticisms of what he called a "radicalized organization."
An Indiana lawmaker who opposes celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America says the group "sexualizes" young girls, promotes homosexuality and is a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood.
Everyone has their favorite Girl Scout cookie: the popular Thin Mints, the coconuty caramel delight of the Samoas, the simple yet lovable Shortbreads. But for those who are eagerly running to their pantry to open a box of Lemon Chalet Cremes, a foul odor may dampen their cookie-eating experience.
Friends, here's one thing we've all realized by now: This isn't your ordinary garden-variety recession. During one of those - in fact, as recently as last fall - people laid off by one company could often go right out and get hired by a more prosperous competitor. Now, however, entire industries (banking, autos, construction, retailing, newspapers, the list goes on...) are shrinking fast, putting larger numbers of qualified candidates in competition for fewer openings. At the same time, thousands of people are leaving active military service every month. It all adds up to a huge number of job seekers looking for work in unfamiliar businesses - which, for many veterans, means any civilian enterprise.
Eating a box of Girl Scout Cookies in one sitting will be a little bit easier this year: The Girl Scouts of the USA confirmed Wednesday that it has reduced the number of cookies per box to save money because of rising transportation and baking costs.
A man awaiting trial in another 1975 killing has been indicted on murder charges in the slaying, also 33 years ago, of a Girl Scout who disappeared while she was delivering boxes of cookies, prosecutors said Friday.
Whether it's Thin Mints, Samoas or Do-si-dos, everyone has their favorite variety of girl scout cookie. That's partly why what started as a small service project in 1917 escalated into a $700 million business.