Once in a while, we hear concern about the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
In short, this concern arises because individuals have been fed false
information about the program. As such a large organization, Girl
Scouts is occasionally a target for outside entities with clear
agendas. A fundamental piece you should know is that Girl Scouts does
not advocate one way or another with regard to what we perceive as
private issues best handled by families.
And hey, let’s let the girls have fun! We ask that adults keep adult
conversations to themselves. Approaching girls with negative materials
at a cookie sale is not acceptable.
We’re Committed to Inclusivity
We are an inclusive organization, and we do not discriminate or
recruit on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic
status, or national origin. We welcome members of all abilities. The
organization does not permit advocacy or promotion of lifestyle or orientation.
We Do Not Take a Political Position
Girl Scouts of Northern California does not take a position on
abortion or birth control or have a relationship with Planned
Parenthood. The national umbrella organization, Girl Scouts of the
USA, does not have a relationship with Planned Parenthood on a
national level and does not plan to have one.
Cookie Concern Resources
Issues FAQs - This page from Girl Scouts of the USA answers
questions customers commonly have about Girl Scout stances on social
FAQs - This page from Girl Scouts of the USA answers questions
customers commonly have about Cookies and the Cookie Sale.
Church Relationship - This page from Girl Scouts of the USA
outlines Girl Scouts' 100-year relationship with the Catholic
Message (PDF) - Read a letter from our CEO on national
boycotts and misinformation campaigns.
- Additionally, we
have put together responses for cookie sellers for instances
where girls or volunteers are faced with questions or negative