Would you like a serving of environmental justice with your box of Thin Mints, Samoas and Dosi-Dosi’s?
Via CNS News:
The Girl Scouts’ National Leadership Journeys program requires girls to embrace environmental justice, climate change and green energy in order to earn awards.
The Journey Awards–“aimed at giving them the benefits of the Girl Scout “Keys to Leadership”: Discover, Connect, Take Action”–are described on the Girls Scouts website as being designed for girls from kindergarten through high school.
The “It’s Your Planet–Love It” journey page is illustrated with a photograph of a “green roof” at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Calif.
“Girls are being exposed to ideas and discussions on the environment every day and everywhere,” the description of the various journeys with this theme states. “Girl Scouts journeys are packed with the latest research and girl-relevant environmental thinking and offer adults a way to interact with girls on topics of great importance in their lives.
“In this journey series, girls at each grade level have an opportunity to learn about grade-appropriate environmental issues such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes,” the description states. …
The most senior scouting journey – ambassadors who are in their junior or senior year of high school – will learn about “environmental justice.”
“On this journey, ambassadors learn to identify global environmental issues and create their own vision for change,” the description states. “They may interview an environmental scientist to find out how she uses data, debate environmental controversies, or find inspirational quotes, poems, or song lyrics that ignite their vision for justice.
“Then they team up to present and share their vision of environmental justice,” the description states.
My guess is a lot of parents won’t want their daughter’s taught a specific political agenda and will force the organization to change course on this, or they’ll leave.
What do you think about this?
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