Another Girl Scout Partnership

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Another Girl Scout Partnership
Thu, 03-01-2012 - 11:21am

GS has yet another commercial partnership. This time, it's rumored to be with Nestle to make "limited edition cookie flavors" for candy bars:

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-06-2000
Thu, 03-01-2012 - 11:37pm
I find them hypocritical at best.

We are not allowed to do fund raisers with anything branded.
Not allowed to associate GS with any other company.
Not allowed to raise funds for any other organization.

And then on a national level they are doing just that.
Ice cream, blizzards, candy bars, lip smackers.

My daughter just finished her Gold Award.
Mention that to any adult who isn't a GS leader, and they usually ask, "What's that?"

But, everyone manages to associate us with cookies.

If the national organization wants to get Girls Scouts out there in the public eye, I wish it would be for something other than calorie laden food, and over commercialized partnerships that really have nothing to do with the mission of scouting.
Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Sat, 03-03-2012 - 10:01am

Curious what they do with these big profits on the National level...

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2002
Sat, 03-03-2012 - 10:49am
Well said Merimom96. I agree whole-heartedly with everything you said.