Controversy is nothing new for the Girl Scouts of the USA. The organization is frequently accused of far-left associations, indoctrination and irresponsible partnerships. Now, a new, three-part video series released by former Girl Scouts and their families attempts to frame all of the available purported evidence that the organization has ties to pro-abortion groups.
The individuals behind the series claim that they have provided a vast overview of the far-left curriculum and controversial web site references that allegedly connect Girl Scouters to “pro-abortion role models and groups, as well as explicit sexual content.”
Co-produced by SpeakNowGirlScouts.com and GirlScoutsWhyNot.com, two web sites that seek to spread information about liberal bias within the organization, the series is sure to rile Girl Scouts leadership. A press release has more information about the new series called, “Pro-Life Concerns About the Girl Scouts”:
The video series provides an in-depth look at the facts behind the pro-life concerns over the Girl Scouts, including troubling content in the Journeys curriculum books and the Girl Scouts’ financial and mission-oriented relationships with pro-abortion groups like the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
An online documentation guide accompanies the series providing screenshots and links from the Girl Scouts’ websites, page scans from the Girl Scouts’ curriculum, and Girl Scouts’ tax returns. These videos and accompanying documentation clearly implicate the Girl Scouts on their continued denials of the many allegations brought by faith based and pro-life groups regarding their ties to pro- abortion groups and agendas.
The videos were edited by Christy Volanski, a concerned parent and a former Girl Scouts leader, who The Blaze first told you about back in December. She tipped The Blaze that an official Girl Scouts book was telling middle school-aged members to go to Media Matters’ web site to clear up “media misinformation.”
Volanski has had a personal stake in Girl Scouts issues, seeing as her 15-year-old daughter, Sydney, was a member of the organization for eight years. Now, the teenager edits “SpeakNowGirlScouts.com,” a web site that provides plenty of examples of bias.
Part One of the series, narrated by a former Girl Scout, covers official curriculum that purportedly “exposes girls to abortion rights advocacy groups and role models.” Also, it covers Girl Scouts blog links that apparently lead the youths to graphic, sexual content. Watch the first part of the series, below:
In Part Two, Ann, a mother of a former Scout, talks about the organization’s relationships with controversial groups like the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS):
And, Part Three encourages concerned parents and others to get involved and to spread the word about the allegedly contentious connections and biases:
This week, The Blaze caught up with Volanski to speak further about the video series (downloadable guides to accompany each video can be found here).
“It’s basically a response to a lot of families who were wanting to present this information to their families and church members,” she explained. “It was our goal to put together a very solid video and then something that they can print out to look at in detail.”
Volanski went on to explain that Girl Scouts leaders have not adequately dealt with concerns that conservative families have about curriculum and other related materials. This, of course, has led to an official review of the group by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.