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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?

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.

Sherry Oleniuk
Sherry Oleniuk

We all want to improve causes and she should not be banished from scouts. kudos to hear for working to improve the waste of these cookies!

Elizabeth Joy Knighten
Elizabeth Joy Knighten

This girl right here! Is the type of person that makes so many people have respect for the girl scouts. I'm proud of her even if her leaders don't see it that way!!

Elaine Turnipseed
Elaine Turnipseed

Way to stand up for what you believe in Emma! People will always try to bring you down. In order to stand up for yourself you have to be a rebel. I'm glad you are learning this early. Stay strong Sister! Peace and Love.

Beatriz Chavez-Bernal
Beatriz Chavez-Bernal

I believe in girl scouts morals and values because I was also a girl scout when I was a little girl. I think Emma should not be kicked out because it is difficult to sale girl scouts cookies door to door. Times have changed now that is why Emma used technology to help her sale cookies. Emma is a lucky girl to have the chance to have sold cookies some troops don't sale any. My daughter is in a troop and they choose not to sale any this year. Please don't take her out of her troop!

Linda Liffiton
Linda Liffiton

What's the world coming too. They would rather trash them instead of sending to our troops. It's almost as if no respect is being shown to our groups. They can't get the medical attention they need and now no girl scout cookies God help us all

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.

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