…scout out

The scouts are at it again. Which scouts? That’s a good question. Thanks to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), that question just got even more loaded. Yesterday, BSA announced that in February 2019, their signature program (formerly known as Boy Scouts will officially become Scouts BSA. The change is a direct reflection of the fact…

…box out

There’s a battle brewing in the heartland. It’s pitting neighbors, friends, and family against each other in ruthless pursuit of one sweet reward. The prize? Girl Scout cookie glory.  If you’re a Girl Scout cookie enthusiast (aka living and breathing) then you likely have your favorite (Samoas), and have likely encountered a fellow Girl Scout cooking…

…be on your honor

For an organization who raises funds by sending out adorably small children to sell cookies, the Girl Scouts sure to seem to stir up an awful lot of trouble. It takes a trained eye to see through the cookies, color-coded uniforms, and character building exercises, but once you do it’s shocking. To you and I…

…Live By The Girl Scout Law

Happy 100th Anniversary to the Girl Scouts! Seeing as both halves of 2WC are former scouts, I thought I’d share some fun facts about this American institution. Believe it or not there’s a lot more to this program than their addictive (if over-priced) cookies: Founder Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout Troop on…

…build bridges

Did you know that 5 million kids still participate in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts? I found this both shocking and encouraging. Did you know that the handbooks for both organizations have a tendency to reinforce gender stereotypes? I found this neither shocking nor relevant. No offense University of Maryland researchers, but I think in…