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Girl Scouts

  1. Things We Saw Today: This Chain Mail Apron May Not Improve My Cooking, But At Least I’ll Be Invincible

    Things We Saw Today

    To arms, chefs! Wield those knives fearlessly! (via That's Nerdalicious.)

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  2. Catholic Bishops Are Investigating the Girl Scouts Because They’d Rather Not Talk About What They Do With Boys

    Meddling Kids

    Because, apparently, there are no other world issues worth looking into that might actually be offensive to practicing Catholics (like, I don't know, world hunger, children dying of starvation of disease here and abroad, things like that), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is conducting an "official" investigation into the Girl Scouts. They claim that since some Catholic churches sponsor Girl Scout troops, they have every right to question what is being done there, but mostly, they are concerned about affiliations with certain women's health organizations that ... yes, this is related to abortion. Abortion and Girl Scouts.

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  3. Rejoice, For the Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Nestlé Crunch Bars Are Upon Us!

    I'm In A Glass Case of Emotion

    I might be able to top the Benedict Cumberbatch-Frankenstein thing I just posted, because there is another wonderful thing coming to America in the month of June. Remember the Girl Scout cookie-flavored Nestlé Crunch Bars we told you about a while ago? They are happening. They are real. They are coming to stores in June for a limited time. I'll provide you information on the featured flavors after the jump, and you will be very pleased.

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  4. Suspects Arrested in Girl Scout Cookie Money Robbery (No Visible Scars, Though)

    For great justice

    In a glorious update of a previous story, two suspects have been arrested after allegedly robbing a troop of Girl Scouts of their cookie money in Texas. You may recall that the girl pictured above on the left, Iravia Cotton, punched one of the suspects in the face before he got away, and that the girl pictured on the right, Rachel Johnson, was dragged by the culprits as they drove away. The latter also wished that the thief "had a scar" following the face-punch. While there was no talk of scars, the cops believe they have identified the jerks who took hard-earned cookie money from Girl Scouts.

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  5. Are the Girl Scouts Really a Bunch of Radical Pinkos? Maybe Compared to the Boy Scouts…

    Oh My Stars and Garters

    There has been a lot of hullabaloo (as the kids call it) surrounding the Girl Scouts these days, and a lot of conservative politicians and citizens are boycotting them because they're considered a "liberal" or even a "radicalized" organization. But you never hear this kind of protest over the good ol' Boy Scouts. Why is that? Are the two youth-oriented groups really that different? The Atlantic has a closer look, and you might be surprised at what they found.

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  6. They Earn All the Badges: Girl Scouts Punch Thief in the FACE After Cookie Money Robbery

    i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

    The headline speaks for itself: Two Texas Girl Scouts, Iravia Cotton and Rachel Johnson, chased down a horrible person who stole $200 of Girl Scout cookie money from their booth. Iravia punched the guy in the face. Rachel grabbed on to the guy's car and was dragged as he drove away. You might be wondering if they're okay, and I kind of think they've proven they can take care of themselves. Man, the things girls need to do to earn badges these days!

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Brave’s Princess vs. Classic Disney Princesses

    Things We Saw Today

    One of Amy Mebberson's Pocket Princesses series. We like this because we adore quirky princesses and illustrations of quirky princess. (via Carnival of the Random) What on else did we see today? 

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  8. The Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Nestlé Crunch Bar

    Thing That Might Have to Exist

    Someone posted this picture of a Nestlé Crunch Bar on Reddit that, according to the label, is flavored like a Girl Scout cookie known as the Thin Mint. And that on the aforementioned label, this is part of a series of "Limited Edition Cookie Flavors," which is plural. Which means there might be a whole line of Nestlé Crunch Bars that are flavored like Girl Scout cookies. But for now, all we have is this mysterious sample candy, taunting us ... playing with us ... making us crave a minty, crunchy chocolate dream ... Even the delusion is better than Girl Scout cookie lip balm. What happens now? Petition? A march on Nestlé headquarters? I will go to Vevey, Switzerland if I have to, if that's what it takes. I will go to Vevey, Switzerland. (via That's Nerdalicious) Previously in Girl Scout Cookies

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Han and Leia As Pixar Characters

    Things We Saw Today

    Except now we're all going to think about the first few minutes of Up, and then we're all going to cry. By James Hance, who makes tons of these amazingly sweet geeky prints. (via Blastr)

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  10. Girl Scouts Launch Their Leadership Campaign

    Highly Successful Marketing Strategies

    The Girl Scouts of the USA recently revealed results of a study they conducted on how girls view the concept of leadership. As a response, they are launching a new campaign to support leadership development for girls and cultivate future leaders. 

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  11. Girls Scouts Not Allowed to Wear Their Uniforms to a Virginia Church for an Infuriating Reason

    Stupid Human Tricks

    A Virginia church has banned local Girl Scout troops from wearing their uniforms to and meeting at their establishment. I'll bet you're wondering why. I'll bet you're thinking, "Gee, I hope this isn't related to something about abortion rights, because Girl Scouts are in elementary and middle school, so seriously, what is this about?" It's about abortion rights. The church says that the Girls Scouts of America's "perceived connection" to Planned Parenthood goes against their "message." Yup. This Chantilly, Virginia church is exercising its rights -- to discriminate against young girls.

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  12. Ohio Girl Scouts: No Cookies Until We Get to Pee in the Woods

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Some Girl Scout groups of northeastern Ohio will be refusing to sell their eponymous cookies this year. It is apparently a last resort protest tactic, that follows a campaign of petitions, correcting misinformation, appealing to the Girl Scout organization at the national level, and even camp-ins; everything to "[work] through the democratic process." What's the cause that has rallied kids and mothers together alike? They'd like to keep roughing it when they go to Girl Scout camping sites... and that includes peeing in the woods. Okay, we admit that we posted this because we couldn't resist the title opportunities.

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  13. Things We Saw Today: Hermione Schooling Marvel & DC

    Things We Saw Today

    Comics Should Be Good's The Line It Is Drawn has struck again! This time it was combining comic book and Harry Potter characters. Here's Hermione showing up Scarlet Witch and Zatanna thanks to artist Steve Howard. Do yourself a favor and check out the rest but before that, check out what else we saw online today.

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  14. Girl Scouts Represent Robot-Building Girls in the First Lego League

    Clever Girl

    They might be in the minority -- for now -- but the Girl Scouts participating in the First Lego League, an international kids' organization that promotes interest in science and technology, aren't going to let being outnumbered stop them from becoming fierce competitors in the robotics field. And these fourth-graders will tell you straight up: "Legos aren't just for building cute little brick houses anymore, skippy -- we're building some frikkin' robots." And then, those fourth-grade girls conquered the world.

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  15. Girl Scouts Now Offering Lip Balms Flavored Like Their Cookies, If You Want That On Your Mouth All Day

    Thank You?

    They might not be offered door-to-door, but they will be available in stores: lip balm flavored like Girl Scout cookies. If you're a normal person, your first reaction was probably something like, "Yay, Girl Scout cookies!" and then you heard "lip balm," and then you thought, "Ew, sticky crumbs on my mouth!" And then you thought, "Wait, Girl Scout cookie-flavored lip balm would eradicate the sticky crumb mouth thing!" But then you thought, "Oh wait, do I really want to smell peanut butter on my mouth all day?" You know, a perfectly logical thought process. But yeah -- Girl Scout cookie lip balm. Just what we've always wanted!

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  16. Things We Saw Today: Alternate Universe Kim Possibles

    Things We Saw Today

    DeviantArtist EastCoastCanuck has created a wonderful piece depicted Kim Possible in well, all possible alternate universes. From left to right: Gokim The Super Saiyan (GBZ), Kimtos The Goddess of War (God of War), Kim Yagami (Death Note), Kim Jordan (Green Lantern), Kimora The Keybearer (Kingdom Hearts), Kimthor The Norse Goddess of Thunder (Marvel) and her male version Zim Possible! Also check out the second one featuring Batkim (DC Comics), Kim Widow (Marvel), Kimyx Vance (VALVe), Sailor Kim (Toei Animation), Spiderkim (Marvel), Kim Lockheart (Square Enix) and Ron as Robin-Ron (DC). Think that's enough awesome for one day? No way! Check out what else we saw today... 

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  17. Girl Scouts Revamp Badges to Include More Science and Technology

    Supergirly

    There's an old saying that scouts are there to do good! Clean up parks! Help old people cross the street! How about a Girl Scout helping you fix your computer? Or explain sunscreen? Or do your taxes? Okay, maybe they won't be doing that last one, but Financial Literacy is just one of the new badges that Girl Scouts can earn now that they've given their badge system a big overhaul. Some of the traditional badges will remain, but new emphasis is giving girls the chance to earn their stripes in business, science, and technology. (Even the beauty badges are taking a more intellectual turn, and that's just awesome.)

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  18. Girl Scouts Develop Prostethic Hand, Now Patenting Their Design

    We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

    A while back, we told you about a group of Iowa Girl Scouts--known as "The Flying Monkeys"--who were developing a prosthetic hand to help a three year old who was born without without fingers on her right hand be able to write. Now, the girls are getting their project patented, a remarkable feat for a group of kids aged 11 to 13.

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  19. Girls Scouts Help Develop Prosthetic Hand

    We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

    Remember Girl Scouts? Learning basic skills, some survival skills, chatting with the elderly, making s'mores? How about building prosthetics for toddlers so they can write? The Flying Monkeys, a Girl Scout troop in Iowa, have developed (with assistance) a working prosthetic hand for three-year old Danielle (pictured to the left), who was born without fingers on her right hand. She can now write better than she could with human fingers. The project was inspired by one of the Flying Monkeys (who are aged 11 to 13) who has a limb difference. And along with a prosthetics maker and an occupational therapist, the Scouts' robotics team came up with the BOB-1 tool, "a design that has a platform strapped to the arm as well as a cylindrical holder for writing implements or other tools." In other news, the Boy Scouts still think their new robotics badge is "ehhh, pretty cool, I guess."

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  20. Girls Scouts Will Now Accept Payment Via Smartphone

    Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

    In a move that further proves how progressive and innovative the Girl Scouts can be, the organization has now started accepting electronic payments for Girl Scout cookies using smartphones. This is not quite all over the country yet, having begun a trial run with 200 troops in Northeastern Ohio. But using an app called GoPayment, the Scouts can now accept payments other than cash when they go door-to-door or conduct their fundraising business at their tables.

    “Normally I think a lot of customers would love to buy cookies, but they have to walk by the booth because they’re not carrying cash,” said Marianne Love, director of business services for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio. “I know I never carry cash when I’m out shopping.”
    This is an awesome way for girls to learn technology and incorporate it into their lives, to say nothing of managing money electronically. It's also dangerous. Because now there is absolutely no excuse to not buy (and consume mass quantities of) Girl Scout cookies. It's going to become way too easy and convenient that one would be silly not to buy one (or five) boxes of every flavor. (Gaming Angels)

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