We have been alerted that an online flyer is calling for a boycott of Girl Scout Cookies. It is based on a wealth of misinformation. First and foremost, the mission of Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. This is not a political mission. Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will not tolerate special interest groups linking its name to any political issue in order to advance an agenda, nor will it tolerate individuals and organizations that misuse its name and/or brand. That said, we aim to supply our Girl Scout family with all information and materials necessary to deliver the truth to our supporters.
In light of multiple articles alleging Girl Scouts has ties to certain organizations, here are some key facts to consider.
Please print this flier which is intended for adults to have at cookie booths, just in case they need to distribute accurate information about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. This flyer is intended for the everyday cookie customer. Also see Girl Scouts of the USA's statement here.
Be assured that the Girl Scout brand enjoys a significant amount of goodwill from the general public. A majority of cookie customers support the organization, as well as understand and appreciate the impact you make as a dedicated Girl Scout volunteer.
Yours in Girl Scouting.