The organization website states: “The Girl Scout LGBTQ+ Pride Month Celebration Fun Patch is designed for Girl Scouts of all levels and their leaders to honor LGBTQ+ history, to celebrate the diverse cultures and identities of LGBTQ+ people, and to acknowledge the many contributions of [Sic] the LGBTQ+ community has made and continues to make across our nation. Girls and leaders have plenty of activities to choose from to earn this fun patch, and we encourage girls of all identities to participate.”
Scouts can earn the rainbow-striped patch by participating in a list of 20 “art, community and discovery activities” including reading a book by an LGBTQ+ author, watching a documentary about the creator of the “Pride” flag, and participating in June “Pride” celebrations. Three activities are required for Girl Scouts at levels Daisies (Kindergarten – First Grade), Brownies (Grades 2-3) and Juniors (Grades 4-5). Six activities are required for Cadettes (Grades 6-8), Seniors (Grades 9-10) and Ambassadors (Grades 11-12).
The “art” activities for the patch include:
- “Sketch a portrait of a member of the LGBTQ+ community past or present whom you admire. Then write a paragraph or draw a picture about their contribution to our country and why you chose them. (All Levels)
- Make a music playlist featuring 12 LGBTQ+ artists. Talk about which songs you like the most. (All Levels)
- Identify five books written by LGBTQ+ authors that you would like to read—and start reading one of them! (All Levels)
- Make rainbow flags to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month. (All Levels)
- Create your own painting or drawing in the style of an American LGBTQ artist. Learn a little about their life and work while you are at it. (All Levels)
- Draw a map of the United States and mark on it 6 LGBTQ+ historical landmarks and read about why they are important. (All Levels)
- Create a poster displaying three quotes you love by three historical or contemporary leaders from the LGBTQ+ community. (J/C/S/A)
- Watch and share with your friends a movie or documentary about LGBTQ+ history in the United States. Some examples you might want to consider include Milk (2008), We Were Here (2011), The Out List (2013), and Stonewall Uprising – PBS (2020). (C/S/A)
- Memorize a poem (or part of one) by a LGBTQ+ poet (e.g., Elizabeth Bishop, Audre Lorde, Gertrude Stein, James Baldwin, etc.). Read about their journey to becoming a poet. (C/S/A)
- Read about the Stonewall Uprising in 1969 and its importance to the LGBTQ+ community. Write a poem about that historic day. (C/S/A)”
The “community” activities for the patch include:
- “Create a piece of art that celebrates how families come in all shapes, sizes, and kinds (mom(s), dad(s), grandparents, cousins and or close friends, etc.) and tell us one special thing about each person in your drawing. (All Levels)
- Learn about Spirit Day. Then make a pledge to wear purple on October 21 to stand against bullying and to show your support for LGBTQ+ youth. (All Levels)
- Visit the National Women’s History Museum website and read about LGBTQ historical figures and how they advocated for their community in the larger gay movement. Share what you learned with your troop or family. (J/C/S/A)
- Learn about a [Sic] 3 famous LGBTQ+ chefs and or leaders in the food industry. What is their favorite part of their jobs and favorite dish? For [Sic] extra fun, try to make one of their dishes. (J/C/S/A)
- Participate in GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week. This week is to disrupt anti-LGBTQ+ harassment and bias-based bullying. (J/C/S/A)”
The “discovery” activities for the patch include:
- “Watch Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag – Read Aloud Picture Book on YouTube for free and learn about the history of the rainbow flag. Draw a rainbow flag. (All Levels)
- Attend an LGBTQ+ Pride celebration in June with your family or troop. (All Levels)
- Read a children’s book featuring LGBTQ+ characters. Here are a few recommendations: Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer, Stonewall: A Building, an Uprising, a Revolution by Rob Sanders, I am Billie Jean King by Brad Meltzer, I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings or find one on your own. (All Levels)
- Make a list of 3 LGBTQ+ athletes, the sport they participated in, when they competed, and the awards they won. (J/C/S/A)
- Have a watch party with your family or troop of New York University’s Stonewall at 50 documentary, currently streaming for free on YouTube. Discuss what you learned and felt with your group. (J/C/S/A)”
However, before starting on the LGBTQ+ patch activities, members must “familiarize yourself with words and concepts as found in GLSEN’s Key Concepts and Terms, commonly used to describe lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer identity.” GLSEN is formerly the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network which seeks to integrate sexual orientation and gender ideology into all classes in K-12 schools.
GSUSA is the largest member organization of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), which aggressively promotes abortion and promiscuous sex on behalf of its 10 million members. WAGGGS states that “anyone who is a Girl Guide or Girl Scout is automatically a member.” GSUSA pays about 1.5 million dollars annually to WAGGGS.
GSUSA also maintains memberships in other pro-abortion organizations such as the Coalition for Adolescent Girls and works alongside International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, and numerous organizations that push for unrestricted abortion rights.
In addition, all Girl Scout councils sell GSUSA’s official curriculum series for girl members, which promotes prominent pro-abortion women and organizations, including Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Population Council and many others. A list of speeches by “Eloquent Women“ is provided to assist the girls with their public speaking badge. Recommendations include Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s speech advocating for a women’s right to birth control, Lady Gaga and Sally Field both advocating for “same-sex marriage.”
Girl Scout cookie sales fund troops, local councils and GSUSA. A Girl Scout troop keeps an average of just 10 to 20 percent of the money collected from selling cookies. The local council receives an average of 65 to 75 percent of the money collected by all local troops. GSUSA collects a royalty payment based upon its licensed trademark on every box of cookies produced. With approximately 200 million boxes of cookies sold annually, this amounts to millions of dollars of funding for GSUSA every year, much of which goes toward aggressively promoting youth reproductive/abortion and sexual rights to innocent girls.
How does all this fit into the GSUSA mission statement when part of the Girl Scout law is to encourage girls to “make the world a better place?” Ironically, since 1912, millions of young girls in America have taken an oath that states simply:
“On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.”
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “The Girl Scouts USA took a tragic fall when it became a political advocacy group that pushes abortion, sexual promiscuity, and now the radical LGBT agenda on innocent girls. It’s also important to know that the profits from cookie sales go toward harming young girls rather than helping them. I encourage parents to get their precious girls involved in an organization that encourages Christian values such as American Heritage Girls. This organization has partnered with Trail Life USA, a rapidly expanding alternative to the Boy Scouts.”