Yeah, the whole thing is that girl scouts think that boy scouts isn't capable of helping girls "become our future leaders"
But I have some issues with that statement.
WARNING: Rant - Feel free to skip
1.) "Oh, what a girl can do!" is found on the back of cookie boxes, above pictures of girls selling cookies. Oh, girls can sell cookies in front of a convenience store, but boys can go on week-long camping trips in Utah. Great message.
2.) Girl Scouts (at least in my home state) has deteriorated into a place where girls sit and gossip and do nothing but make crafts that fall apart a day after you make them. I joined girl scouts to go camping. As my leader said, "I'm from new york*, I don't do camping or outside stuff." So I was sorely disappointed.
3.) I have a personal bias against GS and for BSA. My brother (cub scout) is in BSA, and even though he is 5 years younger than me, I am jealous of him. He's done more stuff in cub scouts in a month than I had ever done in girl scouts in 4 years. Also, the entire troop hates me now because I got mad at one of them. The leader did nothing.
4.) GS isn't what it used to be. In the 70s and 80s, my mother was a girl scout. They were essentially boy scouts now, but for girls. Not now.
5.) I take things seriously. Maybe too seriously. But when I was the only one to show up for meetings for 4 months in a row, I was upset. You almost have to show up for every meeting is BSA (unless you are sick or away) or you risk not progressing in the ranks, or not being able to do certain activities.
All in all, I am glad that I quit girl scouts. I hope Boy scouts will be a better place for me.
*she named a city, but filter would not allow me to say
@people who didn't read the rant
I don't like girl scouts for a variety of reasons, mainly because it wasn't what I expected. Read above for in-depth info.
Thanks, but I haven't even been to the first meeting yet. Should be in a few weeks.
(mods plz let this through. No offense to anyone mentioned.)