Renee DiCesare
Renee DiCesare

OMGoodnes, what a waste! We saw the video on the news, and i got mad, because they're trashing perfectly good cookies that can be sent to our troops, and given to the homeless and food pantries. Donate any cookies that are left!

Evelyn Painter
Evelyn Painter
  • Renee DiCesare

I HAVE SAID THIS FOR YEARS AND BEEN TOLD NO... SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS / PEOPLE BUY TO SEND TO TROOPS.. I WORK WITH A GROUP ...BEAMS OF LIGHT... WHO SENDS CARE PKGS. EACH MONTH TO AT LEAST 20 TO 30 SOLDIERS... JUST POSTAGE IS SO COSTLY..NO WE DO NOT SEND FOR FREE..GOVERNMENT SAID THEY HAVE NO FUNDING FOR SUCH THINGS... NOW I FIND THEY ARE TRASHING THE VERY THINGS WE SPEND OUR MONEY ON ...MAKES ME FURIOUS.. I CANNOT STOP THINKING OF JUST WHAT A WASTE THIS IS.. SO MUCH GOOD COULD COME FROM...

I HAVE SAID THIS FOR YEARS AND BEEN TOLD NO... SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS / PEOPLE BUY TO SEND TO TROOPS.. I WORK WITH A GROUP ...BEAMS OF LIGHT... WHO SENDS CARE PKGS. EACH MONTH TO AT LEAST 20 TO 30 SOLDIERS... JUST POSTAGE IS SO COSTLY..NO WE DO NOT SEND FOR FREE..GOVERNMENT SAID THEY HAVE NO FUNDING FOR SUCH THINGS... NOW I FIND THEY ARE TRASHING THE VERY THINGS WE SPEND OUR MONEY ON ...MAKES ME FURIOUS.. I CANNOT STOP THINKING OF JUST WHAT A WASTE THIS IS.. SO MUCH GOOD COULD COME FROM WHAT THEY ARE TRASHING.. MY SCOUT CO- LEADER BROUGHT THIS TO MY ATTENTION THIS MORNING AND I AM STILL KEYED UP..

I AM 65 YRS. AND STILL GET UPSET AT SUCH THINGS...I AM A SR. ON FIXED INCOME AND I KNOW I HAVE TO BUY MY COOKIES TO SEND OVER TO SOLDIERS WHO LOVE THEM..AND WAIT FOR THEM IN SPRING.. MAY GOD FORBID THAT WE TRASH THEM AGAIN........THEY ARE A BIT OF HOME TO THOSE OVER THERE WHO ARE IN HARMS WAY..FIGHTING FOR US...PLEASE, SOMEONE MAKE SURE THIS YEAR THEY GO TO SOME GOOD USES AND NOT A TRASH DUMP...:( :(

Marlene LaCombe
Marlene LaCombe
  • Renee DiCesare

AMEN EVELYN!

Kevlin Charles
Kevlin Charles
  • Renee DiCesare

It is better to toss the cookies in the trash......The Troops don't need all this sugar poison..
Send them something of real value other than junk sugar cookies......

Paul Cofrancesco
Paul Cofrancesco
  • Renee DiCesare

Thanks for speaking up - you obviously grew up in a generation that cared - waste not, want not. Emma needs the support and wisdom of elders like you.

Robert Viehweger
Robert Viehweger
  • Renee DiCesare

I want to see you thousands of miles from home with nothing but sand and death waiting around any and every corner, Charles. Then I want someone to consider sending you something to remind you of home, then saying, "Nah, this is the bad part of home.. cookies are evil and they don't need this." You, sir, are a dick.

David Smith
David Smith
  • Renee DiCesare

Charles Dickens

@Charles Kevlin--I really don't know how to properly respond to this "Holier than thou" attitude, other than - I am really glad that Philadelphia is not in America. If it were, I would not be surprised at anything that happened.

Krysta Swartz
Krysta Swartz
  • Renee DiCesare

Charles quit being an idiot, apparently you have never been in the military

Judi Magruder
Judi Magruder
  • Renee DiCesare

YOU'RE AN IDIOT CHARLES KEVLIN....TROOPS DO NEED SUGAR, JUST CAUSE YOU ARE OLD AND FAT AND SHOULDN'T HAVE SUGAR...OUR TROOPS ARE IN GREAT SHAPE AND A FEW COOKIES WON'T HURT THEM!!!!! SO PLEASE TAKE YOUR VERY UNSMART REMARK OUT OF HERE!!!!

Dan Whisler
Dan Whisler
  • Renee DiCesare

Charles Kevlin, have you ever spent time in war? sugar is NOT a problem, it's a comfort!
but that's not the issue here, now go eat your brussel sprouts!!!

Robert Hendrix
Robert Hendrix
  • Renee DiCesare

ok so send them some where else u dont throw food away when there r starving people in it m u no 1 dollar a day will help all theese kids all over the world send cookies

Kelly Vollmer
Kelly Vollmer

This girl is exhibiting all the values she is supposed to learn as a Girl Scout, but they want to kick her out? There is something very wrong with that!

Amanda Dike
Amanda Dike
  • Kelly Vollmer

I hate to say it, but this reminds me of what the boyscouts are doing to. I thought that these organizations were about morals and values. I think this is a joke, my kids will not join any troop what so ever. I will teach my kids morals and values on my own. I realize that I am just one person, but I'm going to try my best. Kudo's to Emma for trying to do something that's right

Kimberly Reynolds
Kimberly Reynolds
  • Kelly Vollmer

I agree Kelly. Emma worked 12 hours this weekend at booths, selling cookies. After hearing about this petition, I suddenly get a call from Girl Scouts saying Emma is being removed from her troop. It is wrong.

Kate Glenn
Kate Glenn
  • Kelly Vollmer

I'm sure the GS are not prepared to handle the situation or the publicity...or they wouldn't be tossing cookies! This is a story to support the organization getting their crumbs together and the GS being reinstated....<3

Diann Thome
Diann Thome
  • Kelly Vollmer

NO she should NOT be removed from her troop! THat is just plain outright WRONG.

Diann Thome
Diann Thome
  • Kelly Vollmer

I don't think GS cookies are food (read the ingredient list...) but I WILL sign the petition now, because that's simply just an evil way to treat this child. She is smart, she has ideas, she needs to be heard. And the troops to whom these cookies could be sent can decide yes or no on consuming them.

Barbara Louise
Barbara Louise
  • Kelly Vollmer

I agree!

Barbara Louise
Barbara Louise
  • Kelly Vollmer

Kimberly Reynolds: I suggest forming national organization to fight for her rights as an American and as a Girl Scout. Sue the scum. They make me very angry. Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout. They have shamed me as a Girl Scout.

Let me know. Form it, and I will join.

Evelyn Painter
Evelyn Painter
  • Kelly Vollmer

Kimberly Reynolds SO SO WRONG...

Beth Turner
Beth Turner
  • Kelly Vollmer

Kate Glenn was it your local council who called you, or GS of USA?

Cindy Booth Patton
Cindy Booth Patton

This is SO upsetting that they would treat this little Girl that way. She was standing up for our TROOPS that defend YOUR FREEDOM! I have already ordered cookies this year but you can bet you sweet ass I will never again! Sincerly, Mother of a Son that is enlisting in the US NAVY this June!

Kimberly Reynolds
Kimberly Reynolds
  • Cindy Booth Patton

Thank you Cindy!

Cindy Booth Patton
Cindy Booth Patton
  • Cindy Booth Patton

Kimbery Reynolds, Is this your daughter? If so you are doing a wonderful job!! I love to see children not conform and stand up for what they believe in. Tell her I admire her courage and to not change. Great people in our country were not followers but leaders! God Bless you and your family!

Greg Hahn
Greg Hahn

I wonder if she, or her parents, could buy the cookies and then do the donation website. Would this fall under the first sale doctrine?

Kimberly Reynolds
Kimberly Reynolds
  • Greg Hahn

Emma started her own website at treats2troops.org but she is sending Oreos and coffee instead :)

Teresa Donaldson Peal
Teresa Donaldson Peal
  • Greg Hahn

I have supported troops for quiet awhile & believe me they love getting cookies from home they say it makes them feel closer to home , & the coffee is a nice touch , they love Star Bucks . Kudos to your daughter for her actions , she sounds like an awesome person . I hesitate to say little girl , because she sounds so grown up , you have done a remarkable job with your daughter . I admire her for her actions , & you for helping her fight for her cause , you two make a good team . Good luck...

I have supported troops for quiet awhile & believe me they love getting cookies from home they say it makes them feel closer to home , & the coffee is a nice touch , they love Star Bucks . Kudos to your daughter for her actions , she sounds like an awesome person . I hesitate to say little girl , because she sounds so grown up , you have done a remarkable job with your daughter . I admire her for her actions , & you for helping her fight for her cause , you two make a good team . Good luck on your adventure I hope you nail them to the wall .I can't imagine why they want to throw perfectly good cookies away , it makes no sense to me as to the rest of the one that have replied to your post .Again good luck fighting the power that be ~~~ the ones that thinks they are always right & the ones that don't want to get involved , as you said the Head office told you they had no control over each troop ~~ that is a load of bunk ~~~~ they are the heart of the whole Origination , if the Head Origination heard about something they were doing , that was against their rules , don't think for a moment they wouldn't wade in on the situation . They just don't want to get their hands dirty on this one . They want to leave it on the troops door steeps in the town that you live in .

Ceil Kessler
Ceil Kessler

The Girl Scouts are allowed to return 1% of all sales to ABC Bakery for a full refund. (It actually explains this in the news article, if anyone read it.) If the bakery is offering this return as part of business, then the bakery is the one that should be donating these cookies. Your petition should be for ABC Bakery, not for the Girl Scouts. Though I'm sure all of this ridiculousness is taking up enough of the Girl Scouts' resources that they'll be pressuring ABC Bakery themselves now. I...

The Girl Scouts are allowed to return 1% of all sales to ABC Bakery for a full refund. (It actually explains this in the news article, if anyone read it.) If the bakery is offering this return as part of business, then the bakery is the one that should be donating these cookies. Your petition should be for ABC Bakery, not for the Girl Scouts. Though I'm sure all of this ridiculousness is taking up enough of the Girl Scouts' resources that they'll be pressuring ABC Bakery themselves now. I love how people stir the pot and put pressure on the wrong people before they know what's going on.

Ceil Kessler
Ceil Kessler
  • Ceil Kessler

It's ok, I haven't sent the cookies yet!

Kimberly Reynolds
Kimberly Reynolds
  • Ceil Kessler

Actually, the bakery give the Girl Scouts credit for the cookies. It is up to the Girl Scouts to do what they will with the cookies. Therefore, Girl Scouts need to have a policy as to this type of situation. If it were up to ABC, then the Girl Scouts, as their customer, could have them donate the cookies. Either way, the buck needs to stop with the organization who has their name on the box. Business 101.

Ceil Kessler
Ceil Kessler
  • Ceil Kessler

My guess is that they had no idea what the bakery was doing with the 1% they got credit for. For all they knew, they were giving them to employees. I don't have a problem with the petition, but I do take issue with the tone. People are acting like they're kicking dogs, and laughing about it. I think all you'd have to do is ask them to donate them. My experience with the Girl Scouts is that they're reasonable people.

Kimberly Reynolds
Kimberly Reynolds
  • Ceil Kessler

The bakery didn't even have the cookies. They were in the Girl Scouts warehouse. I agree, this is not infanticide, but if you knew the horrible way they treated Emma, you would not find them to be reasonable at all. Though, again, I recognize that this is just one council, not the whole organization. However, there has been a distinct lack of attention or responsibility in this matter by the organization as a whole. At some point, some one needs to advocate change. In this case, it is an 11 year old.

Teresa Boggs Cumbie
Teresa Boggs Cumbie

I think it is rediculous to remove a scout for telling the truth... That shows honor & integrity! I just recently purchased cookies from a girl scout troop stationed/set up outside of my local Winn Dixie market. I could have bought some of my families favorite brand's of cookies within the super market at a much lower price, however I chose to support the scouts as I always have by buying 3~ $4.00 boxes of cookies.. After seeing this I am Appauled that perfectly good cookies/food are being...

I think it is rediculous to remove a scout for telling the truth... That shows honor & integrity! I just recently purchased cookies from a girl scout troop stationed/set up outside of my local Winn Dixie market. I could have bought some of my families favorite brand's of cookies within the super market at a much lower price, however I chose to support the scouts as I always have by buying 3~ $4.00 boxes of cookies.. After seeing this I am Appauled that perfectly good cookies/food are being discarded in such a manner... It would be much better and positive publicity to see them being donated to a homeless shelter or food kitchen/food bank...If this is what is happening with un~bought items that so explains the escelating cost per box to their general suppoters and with that being said, If this is truly happening I will NEVER purchase another box...

Kathy Boggs
Kathy Boggs
  • Teresa Boggs Cumbie

I totally agree T. They could distribute to the homeless. I bought some from a friends daughter last week, but I wont be buying anymore.

Ashley McCormick
Ashley McCormick

If people who are complaining would actually get involved with the scouts in their area and let their voices and opinions be heard maybe they can make a difference from the inside. Emma's mom can be a troop leader and decide for herself (with the troop) how many cookies they would like to purchase to donate. Volunteers, leaders, and Girl Scouts themselves make the difference in the organization. There are no rules about taking donations or tips in my council and we put tip jars out. Guess...

If people who are complaining would actually get involved with the scouts in their area and let their voices and opinions be heard maybe they can make a difference from the inside. Emma's mom can be a troop leader and decide for herself (with the troop) how many cookies they would like to purchase to donate. Volunteers, leaders, and Girl Scouts themselves make the difference in the organization. There are no rules about taking donations or tips in my council and we put tip jars out. Guess where some of our leftovers are going...Afghanistan. Make the decision at the TROOP level and it will spread. Girls have the power to change the world.
Emma, make your own decisions as to what to do with your cookie leftovers. Be the example to the adults and show that there are people who donate but do not want the cookies and that money can be used to ship the cookies straight from your troop to another troop or to pay for the leftovers and then some so they can be donated to local organizations to be distributed. Sounds like a gold award project to me. Juliette Low would be proud to know that she inspired yet another girl to be an activist.
Remember, one pebble thrown in a pond makes many ripples. Throw your stone, start small, and the ripples of change will follow. You would be most welcome in my troop and I would DARE GS to tell my girls they could not do service projects.
Much love from one Girl Scout sister to another.

Kimberly Reynolds
Kimberly Reynolds
  • Ashley McCormick

I think are misunderstanding the petition. This IS her pebble...it IS making ripples.

Fran Cooperwasser
Fran Cooperwasser

Is this a joke? Will have to check this out on snopes!

Kimberly Reynolds
Kimberly Reynolds
  • Fran Cooperwasser

Not a joke at all. I put links up to to the actual news footage and subsequent news articles.

Anonymous
Anonymous

not totally accurate - she should l be more specific before accusin http://www.hugsforsoldiers.org/node/505 - http://www.wdrb.com/story/21417911/anyone-can-help-girl-scouts-send-cookies-to-us-troops - -https://www.girlscoutsaz.org/news/article/girl_scout_cookies_and_milk_donated_to_st._marys_food_bank many boxes are donated all over the country -- she also did not mention this.
"T he trail led straight to the San Gorgonio Council of the Girl Scouts in Redlands, Calif. Vice President Chuck...

not totally accurate - she should l be more specific before accusin http://www.hugsforsoldiers.org/node/505 - http://www.wdrb.com/story/21417911/anyone-can-help-girl-scouts-send-cookies-to-us-troops - -https://www.girlscoutsaz.org/news/article/girl_scout_cookies_and_milk_donated_to_st._marys_food_bank many boxes are donated all over the country -- she also did not mention this.
"T he trail led straight to the San Gorgonio Council of the Girl Scouts in Redlands, Calif. Vice President Chuck MacKinnon said that his council orders the widely popular cookies from ABC Bakers, one of two licensed Girl Scout cookie suppliers. ABC Bakers allows councils to return 1% of unsold boxes without having to pay for the treats. The problem, according to MacKinnon, was that his council ordered too many cookies.

MacKinnon said that his council donated more than 100,000 boxes of cookies last year. He admitted that his council “certainly could have” purchased and donated that extra 1% , which translates into 1,100 boxes.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/girl-scouts-snared-cookie-crushing-controversy-article-1.1266038#ixzz2MMz77dEB ".
so her petition" as is" was not appropriate.

Kimberly Reynolds
Kimberly Reynolds
  • Anonymous

Do you believe EVERYTHING you hear or only the stuff from corporate lackeys. The Girl Scouts don't donate cookies. People purchase cookies at $4.00 per box and the Girl Scouts give them to Operation Gratitude. PEOPLE donate the money. NOT the Girl Scouts. You might want to look up the term CYA. Most likely Chuck MacKinnon's picture is next to it.

Paul Cofrancesco
Paul Cofrancesco

Emma, you're a Whistle Blower; congratulations! Unfortunately, you are learning a tough lesson: When you try to change an established practice of an organization the leadership, which is used to top down management, will resent it and tell you to stop. If you don't comply they will do everything they can to discredit and marginalize you in an effort to win the battle of public opinion. Remember, there is nothing wrong with the Girl Scouts, it is just that present leadership is desperately...

Emma, you're a Whistle Blower; congratulations! Unfortunately, you are learning a tough lesson: When you try to change an established practice of an organization the leadership, which is used to top down management, will resent it and tell you to stop. If you don't comply they will do everything they can to discredit and marginalize you in an effort to win the battle of public opinion. Remember, there is nothing wrong with the Girl Scouts, it is just that present leadership is desperately weak and in need of replacement. Finally, don't take this battle personally.

Kimberly Reynolds
Kimberly Reynolds
  • Paul Cofrancesco

Excellent summary of the situation!

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