Let the Indoctrination Expand
With so much false information at hand now, finding some legitimate source on the origins of the Girl Scouts is concerning. It is best to go to the first printings and discover the original intentions of the Girl Scouts.
Juliette Lowe originally founded the Girl Guides in 1912, modeled after a boys program in England, and the name changed to Girl Scouts in 1915. The 1922 handbook states the Promise as: "On my honor I will try: To do my duty to God and my country; To help other people at all times; and To obey the scout laws. The Promise now states: On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country; To help people at all times; And to live by the Girl Scout Law. No more duty to God or country.
The scout law originally included that a Girl Scout(s): Honor is to be Trusted; is Loyal; is to be Useful and to Help Others; is a Friend to All and a Sister to every other Girl Scout; is Courteous; is a Friend to Animals; Obeys Orders; is Cheerful; is Thrifty; and is Clean in Thought, Word and Deed.
The more recent changes to the law first came in 1972, then again in 1996. The law has now morphed into I will do my best to be: honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do; and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
It may seem like mincing words here but what was a traditional American foundation has now been hijacked for the world. While no "mission" could be found in the 1922 or 1925 handbook, the mission is now building "girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place." No more duty to country, America.
The Principles in 1922 were the Motto: Be Prepared; Slogan: Do a Good Turn Daily; Pledge: Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag; and the Promise. The GSUSA currently retains the Motto and Slogan as "traditions" rather than a Principle, but not the Pledge.
No more allegiance to the Flag or duty to God and country. In fact, Section VIII in the 1922 edition is devoted entirely to the US Flag, much of which seems to be omitted, at least on the GSUSA website.
While the GSUSA has similar requirements for the Flag it now also includes inviting girls from other countries "to honor their flags too, and together conduct an international flag ceremony." They also describe the flag ceremony as "honoring the American flag" as the "symbol of our country and all the hopes, dreams, and people it represents." Wrong.
While no specific information could be found on what the Flag represents this site has an interesting description of what the Pledge means as Red Skelton recites what he was taught in grade school. However, the Flag colors do have specific representations: white signifies purity and innocence; red, hardiness and valor; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. The stars represent the states, and the thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies. The Flag is not a symbol, it does not represent dreams or people, it represents the United States.
The official Handbook in 1925 placed a heavy emphasis on learning life skills such as cooking, sewing, understanding weather and nature, camping, first aid, gardening, even Morse code.
Few life skills are now taught. Badges are earned for business etiquette, buying power, public policy, customer loyalty, programming robots, entertainment technology, with a sprinkling of first aid, simple meals, and archery. Numerous job badges can be earned rather than for personal life skills. Just like ambassadors to the UN, there are "Ambassador" badges for grades 11 and 12. Young girls are being groomed to learn skills that will serve corporations.
The GSUSA is now run as a business model which includes corporate partners, many of which are UN business partners, and a National Board made up of individuals from many UN business partners as well. GSUSA has been transformed into a conglomerate of pseudo-corporate heads, a business enterprise. It is no surprise given the UN is leading us to corporatism.
Why is this being done? Very simple, as a UN NGO since 2003, the GSUSA is obligated to support UN goals and objectives, and this includes the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). All Girl Scout activities will now be for the sole purpose of indoctrinating young girls in UN ideology. And we wonder why there has been such an acceleration of socialist, collectivist, and global citizenry thinking in our youth. It should be no surprise.
No use turning to the Boy Scouts. They have also adopted the UN through the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), a UN NGO. The Boy Scouts Citizenship in the World merit badge educates scouts on the UN. Not to worry, the UN will be reaching out to the Boy Scouts to implement their SDG goals as well.
Just remember the direction and philosophy of scouts is no longer American, it is UN.