Katie Henes
Katie Henes

As someone who has a brother in the Marines I'm upset that they would rather throw thous of boxes away instead of donating them to the men n woman in our Armed Forces it just doesn't make sense to me

Robert Jacobs
Robert Jacobs

I want you, Emma, to know you are a very brave person to take this on. I agree with you about sending the girl scout cookies to our troops. One thing I am going to say, and I don't agree with the girl scout council's position, is the troops and our veterans have fought and died to give the council the right to make their decision, and again I do not agree with them. For the last 10 years I haven't heard or seen girl scout cookies on sale so I can even purchase them. Emma you have the right...

I want you, Emma, to know you are a very brave person to take this on. I agree with you about sending the girl scout cookies to our troops. One thing I am going to say, and I don't agree with the girl scout council's position, is the troops and our veterans have fought and died to give the council the right to make their decision, and again I do not agree with them. For the last 10 years I haven't heard or seen girl scout cookies on sale so I can even purchase them. Emma you have the right to fight for the cause and I am behind you 110% the same as I am behind our troops and vet's 110%. You need the support behind you to change the council's minds because the more support the better chance there is to change their minds. That is what our troops are fighting for, Democracy, good bad or indifferent. I for one am very proud of you so keep up the good work. Thank you for loving our troops.

Jennifer Buchalter Wenzlaff

My daughter is a new girl scout and just sold more cookies than anyone in the whole history of her troop. this story is totally disheartening. Go Emma! I'm proud of you for all of your hard work and dedication. I hope the GS administrators come to their senses.

Maria Daphnie
Maria Daphnie

I agree donating is the best way

Lucy Yang
Lucy Yang

Girl Scouts are somewhat overrated. Yes many of us love their cookies, but if they knowingly throw away unsold cookies like this, then I'd never buy their cookies again. No need to contribute my $ to organizations who feel no problem wasting tens of thousands of boxes of cookies that could be given to those who need it. Waste is a sin, period. And honestly, it's fine being a girl scout, but ultimately, whether or not you belong in this club is really not big of a deal, time for more girls...

Girl Scouts are somewhat overrated. Yes many of us love their cookies, but if they knowingly throw away unsold cookies like this, then I'd never buy their cookies again. No need to contribute my $ to organizations who feel no problem wasting tens of thousands of boxes of cookies that could be given to those who need it. Waste is a sin, period. And honestly, it's fine being a girl scout, but ultimately, whether or not you belong in this club is really not big of a deal, time for more girls and parents to think outside of the box and get involved in other more worthwhile activities than selling cookies to raise money for an organization that just throws unsold cookies away, that is literally throwing money away.

Michael Hall
Michael Hall

Good cookies shouldn't be wasted. Not to mention being dumped in a landfill somewhere taking up space and costing tax payer money.

Linda George
Linda George

Hold your head high Emma. What you are doing is ethical and right. Many people today have no heart or soul and you have it all. You should be proud. The best idea is to send it to the troops or food banks. Girl Scouts should be ashamed of themselves. It's all about the money. They don't stand for what is right when dumping cookies. I'm proud of you Emma and thank God their area people like you left in this cold world.

Beth Turner
Beth Turner

Every troop and area is different. It is sad that this happened, but I know for a fact that our area donates all the leftover cookies. I think some adults let the 'power' of being a 'leader' go to their heads :p

Barbara Louise
Barbara Louise

I am of many opinions here:

1) Cookies are not food. White sugar is a dangerous drug.
2) Therefore throwing out unsold Girl Scout cookies is not destroying food. The media is desperate for news if they call this a "scandal."
3) Even if she is legally a child, she has a constitutional right to express her opinion. She should not be oppressed by the national Girl Scout administration by being thrown out of her troop. And the national Girl Scout administration does not have the legal right...

I am of many opinions here:

1) Cookies are not food. White sugar is a dangerous drug.
2) Therefore throwing out unsold Girl Scout cookies is not destroying food. The media is desperate for news if they call this a "scandal."
3) Even if she is legally a child, she has a constitutional right to express her opinion. She should not be oppressed by the national Girl Scout administration by being thrown out of her troop. And the national Girl Scout administration does not have the legal right to declare that a girl may not talk to her friends in her former troop. Preventing her from doing so is a violation of her civil rights. I suggest her family sue the national Girl Scout administration for violating her civil rights as an American.

As a former Girl Scout and Girl Scout Leader, I am ashamed of this manufactured controversy. Throwing a girl out of scouting and forbidding her to communicate with her friends still in scouting is monstrous.

Perhaps I and other people like me should sue the Gil Scout national administration for making us so ashamed to be Girl Scouts.

Dizzy Foxx
Dizzy Foxx

It seem that exhibiting the values that they teach in the girlscouts will get you kicked out if it threatens profit margins.

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