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?

Dean Reuben
Dean Reuben

This is the way of the system that we live in I'm disgusted with this and theirs children out there,families that are starving all over the world.

Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee

March Air Reserve base routinely has troops flying in and out from Afghanistan and other places. There is a group of people who meet every single flight to either welcome home or send off. They are always looking for donations of food - I am 100% sure that they would take any leftover boxes of GS Cookies that would otherwise be thrown away. They could join reputable companies like Winco and Costco who don't items instead of wasting them. Message me if you'd like more information.

Bethany Brown Charles
Bethany Brown Charles

As someone who was a Brownie and Girl Scout growing up, this saddens me. As the wife of a Marine, the mother of a Marine and as someone who knows ALOT of Marines who deploy, this bothers me. Why not send the cookies to our deployed troops who LOVE nothing more than to get something from home? Even if there is a "contract" with the cookie makers, why don't the Girl Scouts work with this company to get these cookies overseas? Do you know how happy you'd make a deployed servicemember when they...

As someone who was a Brownie and Girl Scout growing up, this saddens me. As the wife of a Marine, the mother of a Marine and as someone who knows ALOT of Marines who deploy, this bothers me. Why not send the cookies to our deployed troops who LOVE nothing more than to get something from home? Even if there is a "contract" with the cookie makers, why don't the Girl Scouts work with this company to get these cookies overseas? Do you know how happy you'd make a deployed servicemember when they open a care package and there's a box or two of cookies in it? As of right now, I will not buy Girl Scout cookies ever again. Kudos to you Emma for standing up for what is right!

Jonathan Oakley
Jonathan Oakley

Not sure if I believe this. My wife is a leader and we have Operation Cookie drop here that is a way for the troops to get cookies. My wife and I donated 10 boxes. I was overseas in 2006 and we got several hundred boxes from a council in Florida. As for the wasted cookies; they probably cannot donate them or do much with them if they are distributed and sent back because of some inane health code. It is similar for many restaurants and grocery stores here as I have learned; they cannot...

Not sure if I believe this. My wife is a leader and we have Operation Cookie drop here that is a way for the troops to get cookies. My wife and I donated 10 boxes. I was overseas in 2006 and we got several hundred boxes from a council in Florida. As for the wasted cookies; they probably cannot donate them or do much with them if they are distributed and sent back because of some inane health code. It is similar for many restaurants and grocery stores here as I have learned; they cannot donate stuff to local soup kitchens, food banks or homeless shelters because of health codes and such. I agree that they should find a way not to waste them but no sure if this is 100% spot on as far as some of the facts.

Michael Gideon
Michael Gideon

My daughter has collected money in the past for cookies for the troops I have no idea if they are doing it this year or not but I think she is because she is collecting for it. In the past years she got the money together herself and mailed the cookies off herself. She was so proud doing it. I cannot see how the Girl Scouts could stop that unless they are able to stop the mail(impossible) Also, at the end of the year the left over cookies from this area are donated to St. Mathews house I...

My daughter has collected money in the past for cookies for the troops I have no idea if they are doing it this year or not but I think she is because she is collecting for it. In the past years she got the money together herself and mailed the cookies off herself. She was so proud doing it. I cannot see how the Girl Scouts could stop that unless they are able to stop the mail(impossible) Also, at the end of the year the left over cookies from this area are donated to St. Mathews house I know this because last year I was the one that dropped them off. The people in the homeless shelter were following me around like zombies! It was so funny.I do not know where this info comes from but to wasting food is horrible. I would think that all the othere councles would do the same as ours. I can say that collier county donates the left over cookies and as far as the cookies for the troops it is a lot of extra work to get the cookies overseas to our troops. I bet it is the responibility of the local leaders and parents and that may be were the problem lies with the cookies for troops question!

David Powell
David Powell

The Girl Scouts attitude seems to be if we can't be " PAID " for them then nobody should have them! One hand held out to teach values, other hand withdrawn because of attitude! :(

Nathalie Yelle
Nathalie Yelle

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Lisa Velazquez
Lisa Velazquez

OMG, that is a waste. Donate.

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