I used to love Girl Scout cookies and couldn’t wait till it was Girl Scout Cookie season! I was a girl scout in the early 80’s I enjoyed it and it was a good organization back then. I was always the top cookie sales girl for our troop, I took my job seriously! My mom and my best friends mom were the only 2 leaders that I ever had. I enjoyed it so much that I stuck with girl scouts through middle school and have every intention of getting my gold award—I was so close when I quit. However, it has came to my attention recently that girl scouts is NOT what it was back in the day. Here is a link to an article that was done recently. You can read more about that here, Here ,and Here.
So what is a Christian to do when an organization that you believe is great for girls becomes CLEARLY the opposite of Gods word? Sure, we could leave our kids in there and hope for the best, but isn’t that like feeding our children to the wolves? The Bible tells us to guard our children’s hearts and minds. We are to guard the gates and no evil should come in, but Satan still tries to come at our children. Sheep’s in Wolves clothing. While Girl Scouts may be fun, can we in good faith support an organization that is teaching the opposite of what the Bible says? I don’t think God would recommend continuing to be a part of such organizations. Children have to be taught that standing up against such things, that are contrary to the Bible, is not a sign of weakness. Instead it is a sign of strong wise and obedient.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
We have to teach our kids that even if we pull them out of girl scouts or anything that we find out goes against scripture that we must put God and his teachings FIRST. It may be hard to take that stand but it is the right thing to do.
Here are main reasons you should not support Girl Scouts:
- Any cookies that you buy money is going to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States.
- They promote pornography. Need I say more?
- Most of the money that the girls raise from selling Girl Scout Cookies do NOT go to the troop. It’s true and that is very disheartening to think you are helping THAT troop.
Look into Christian alternatives for your kids to participate in. A couple of examples are Awana and American Heritage Girls.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. James 4:17
***Update*** Since writing this article, we left Boy Scouts for very similar reasons. You can read about that by going HERE.