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READER SAYS: Girl Scout cookie sales are exploitative

By asoglin
Thursday, March 6th, 2008 at 4:37 pm in Kids & Tweens.

Girl Scout Cookies (Photo by Jessica Mann, Orlando Sentinel, MCT Direct) A reader says:

“As a father of 2 Girl Scouts, I find this program completely offensive. The central GS committee makes most of the money — the local troup makes very little. While the program does help the girls develop sales & interpersonal skills, there are other ways besides exploitation to achieve those goals.”

The comment was posted on a Times story, Girl Scout cookies satisfy more than a sweet tooth.

Girl Scout parents (I’m not one), what do you think?

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  1. Janet Says:

    I was sorry to hear that the local troops get little of the cookie money because I support a bunch of girls each year with cookie purchases. I am more annoyed that the cookies advertise that there are no trans fats but the 2nd or third ingredient(depending on the cookie) is partially hydrogenated oil—which is trans fat. I will not buy any more. I think it is ridiculous that these girls are pushing unhealthy cookies. Shame on the corporate branch.

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