Sep 042013
 

The U.S.A launched an attack on homosexual members of the Boy Scouts of America.  It seemed the Girl Scouts were free of attack until Republican Representative  Hans Zeiger’s comments:

One might wonder why the Girl Scouts have been spared the painful attacks that have been launched upon the Boy Scouts by the Left in recent years. The reasons are simple: the Girl Scouts allow homosexuals and atheists to join their ranks, and they have become a pro-abortion, feminist training corps.… If the Girl Scouts of America can’t get back to teaching real character, perhaps it will be time to look for our cookies elsewhere.”

 

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I joined the Girl Scouts, called “Guides” in Ireland. It was at a time when

Catholic girls in Dublin joined the “Catholic Girls Guides” and Protestant or Jewish girls joined the world-wide “Girl Guides” started by Olave Baden-Powell (wife of the Scout leader).

I loved Guiding and have fond memories of hiking over the Dublin mountains and spending a weekend at our Guide house in Wicklow. (The Archbishop of Dublin, at that time, did not feel Catholic Guides should be camping under canvas.).  I naturally had crushes on other guides and a terrible crush on a Guide Captain “CB.”

In 2008, I married an ex-Girl Guide of the English “camping- under- canvas kind.”

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