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?

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

Marsha Andrews
Marsha Andrews

Have any of you ever read the label of ingredients on a box of Girl Scout cookies? They belong in the garbage. Here we are trying to establish healthier eating habits particularly with children and they try to raise money selling crap. I was truly shocked when reading the list of ingredients. I don't have a box to reference so they may have improved but I doubt it. I remember walking up to a table where two women.
were selling the cookies. When I drew their attention to all the garbage...

Have any of you ever read the label of ingredients on a box of Girl Scout cookies? They belong in the garbage. Here we are trying to establish healthier eating habits particularly with children and they try to raise money selling crap. I was truly shocked when reading the list of ingredients. I don't have a box to reference so they may have improved but I doubt it. I remember walking up to a table where two women.
were selling the cookies. When I drew their attention to all the garbage that was listed they had this 'duh - what' look on their face. But they're Girl Scout cookies so of course that rationalizes everything.
Just ask for donations.

Jim Naccash
Jim Naccash

@ Emma Vermaak, I am sorry this happened to you, but you acted with courage and compassion. Well done! I am a Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader, and you have displayed the characteristics we teach our youth. I encourage you to not give up on community service programs and suggest looking into American Heritage Girls. This group, the only girls group endorsed by the Boy Scouts, shares the kind of values you demonstrated. You can find out more about them online: http://www.ahgonline.org/.

Barbara Vaughan
Barbara Vaughan

I was a girl scout leader for 8 years. As much as I enjoyed being with my troop of girls, I have always thought something was rotten with the national organization. This proves it. Throwing that little girl out of scouts was a mean and despicable thing to do. She should be proud of what she has done. I would hope that her troop and her troop leader will do everything in their power to support her.

Mary Norton
Mary Norton

Last May, over 13,000 boxes Girl Scout cookies were thrown in a landfill in San Gorgonio! THERE ARE POOR PEOPLE ALL OVER THIS PLANET AND YOUR THROWING FOOD AWAY! Shame on you! SHAME!

Kathy Truxell Glaser
Kathy Truxell Glaser

I just got my box of GS cookies today but until they stop throwing away unsold boxes, I won't be buying any more.

Tina Osterhoudt
Tina Osterhoudt

I am guessing the "Girl Scout" management may not want support this for a variety of reasons. One could be being "Labelled as Supporting the War" another could be the cost of shipping of the cookies. This girl scout is turning things upside down with her questioning of the Girl Scouts. She is courageous and level- headed. A true example growing up into a strong young woman.

Gayle Shumate
Gayle Shumate

Emma you have done a good thing by bringing this to the attention of many people that can now band together to make something good come out of this. THANK YOU! for being concerned for our troops & hungry people in our country. GIRL SCOUTS SHAME ON YOU. YOU ARE WRONG. INSTEAD OF TRYING TO DISCREDIT THIS YOUNG LADY YOU SHOULD HAVE TAKEN A GOOD LOOK AT THE WASTE AND FIXED IT A LONG TIME AGO! Girl Scout cookies are an American tradition & our soldiers would love them. For you morons that are...

Emma you have done a good thing by bringing this to the attention of many people that can now band together to make something good come out of this. THANK YOU! for being concerned for our troops & hungry people in our country. GIRL SCOUTS SHAME ON YOU. YOU ARE WRONG. INSTEAD OF TRYING TO DISCREDIT THIS YOUNG LADY YOU SHOULD HAVE TAKEN A GOOD LOOK AT THE WASTE AND FIXED IT A LONG TIME AGO! Girl Scout cookies are an American tradition & our soldiers would love them. For you morons that are concerned about nutritional content, do you really think our soldiers are reading those labels? They are much worried about the health effects of IED's than sugars and fats. I was a Girl Scout 50 yrs.ago. My Mom was a troop leader. My Mother was concerned for people who had less & would have led the charge to donate those unsold cookies. I'm proud of you Emma.

Rita De Ferrary
Rita De Ferrary

Not only is this a disgusting waste of food, but girl scout cookies are made with palm oil that is the major source of rainforest destruction in the world. I say stop making girl scout cookies completely and have the girl scouts focus go to recycling or other worthwhile cause instead of causing more destruction and deaths of forest dwelling creatures who, with our purchases, we have driven to the edge of extinction. www.saynotopalmoil.com/

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