Thursday, March 6, 2008

Are the Girl Scouts Really Causing Americans to be Fat?

I'm sure you've heard that the Girl Scouts are now to blame for making us all fat. This is not a joke ... I am serious.

The National Action Against Obesity Group is calling for a boycott of all Girl Scout cookies because making profit by supporting obesity sends the wrong message. The group notes that approximately 200 million boxes of cookies are sold every year - that's one for every overweight American. They also say that the Girl Scouts shouldn't be touting the claim that the cookies are trans-fat free and actually only a small amount of the profit they make actually goes to the local scouting troop.

I just want to say ... are you kidding me? The Girl Scouts aren't making America fat. Americans are making Americans fat. You can eat cookies and not get fat. One or two cookies are OK. You just can't eat the whole box. So, support the Girl Scouts and bring on the Thin Mints! Bring on the Samoas! Hey, we only get to eat 'em once a year anyway. Come on people ... lighten up! 

I'm interested. What's your favorite Girl Scout cookie? I'd have to say that I can't decide between the Thin Mint and the Samoa. They are my favorites! And what do you think about this controversy? Should the Girl Scouts sell fruit instead cookies or maybe they should offer exercise classes? 


Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Thanks for your comment! I am about to post about how so many churches are becoming Oprahized (gulp) (controversy)

I will interested to hear your thoughts on that too!

Queen B said...

Samoas all the way.

Nobody is forcing anyone to buy a box.

That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

In my opinion :)

Rebecca said...

Oh, I've just gotta laugh. I had not heard about all this, but it's so typical.

Thin mints all the way.

Anonymous said...

Bring on the caramel delights ( or samoas maybe in your region)

Jenny said...

NO WAY! Come ON! I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Hey, I missed GS cookies this year. I want some obesity. Bring it on.

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Samoas! All the way #1!!!! I can go through a box easily - and I'm not fat. Well, I'm not skinny either and I should lose a few pounds, but it certainly isn't from the few boxes of girl scout cookies! PUH-LEEZE! :)

No, no, no... no more fruit sales! I can't make it though a case of oranges. And exercise classes... well, maybe that would be a way to earn a badge, but I don't think I'd sign up for it! LOL!

Craziness, man. Craziness. Leave the girl scouts alone!