Girl Scouts Corporate Office Headquarters

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Girl Scouts Corporate Office Headquarters
Girl Scouts of the United States of America
Address: 420 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10018-2798
Email: n/a
Corporate Phone Number: 1-212-852-8000
Fax Number: 1-212-852-6514
Customer Service Number: 1-212-852-8000



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  1. To whom it may concern:,
    I will just get to the point; for years I have waited for The Girl Scouts to help out with one of these organization such as Labels for Education or Box Top Education. When the time come to sell cookies this could help many school across the nation. I am for helping all education programs I believe this will be a great fit. Please act on this matter quickly as many kids need help.
    Thank you

    Derek Winters

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  2. This is our daughters 4th year in girl scouts and she has loved it. She especially loves cookie sales. We started this journey together and there have been ups and downs and changes in our troop but up until this past summer and this Girl Scout season it has all been manageable. Unfortunately that is no longer the case and when those issues aren’t getting resolved after 6 months and affect the quality of our experience that our family has, than it is time to bring more attention to this situation. Girl Scouts of America are supposed to be helping encourage and help train future leaders of America. With the experience we have had the past 6 months with her troop leaders my daughter is being taught to ignore problems, not take responsibility for their actions, to only be concerned about their schedules and convenience, to not ask for help and or to not accept help, to stop conversation/communication, it is not ok to question, to push people out and bully them, to over commit, not deal with stress or conflict, it is ok not to communicate and leaders should not be held to any standard because they are volunteers.

    This breaks our hearts for our daughter. She is the one getting the consequence for others actions/words and lack of actions/words. She is already missing out on 2 camps because we cannot afford to lose out on 200 plus dollars with such a bleak future of continuing girl scouts. We were told not to come to the parent cookie meeting where we would have missed out on important information but our daughter would have missed out on the design of the tea party badge for the troop tea party. Please help me understand how this is the most successful way to resolve issues with the least amount of impact on the Girl Scout, our daughter. My question to Girl Scouts would be, is this how leaders are trained? Is this how we are training the girls, future leaders of America? What examples are we setting for our daughters and girls? Leaders of all kinds, paid and volunteer, should be held accountable for their actions. We have volunteered in many leadership positions and have family and friends who have been troop leaders in girl scouts. We know the time and effort that goes into volunteer positions. We also know that this does not exempt us from fully doing the position we signed up for.

    We have copies of Facebook messages, texts and emails that have been sent throughout the past 6 months of the situations with the troop leaders Stephanie Verseman and Amy Short of troop 65790. It is evidence of what we have done, evidence of the lack of what has been done and what has been said and when leaders have decided to stop communication. We have a timeline of what has happened to show how things built up and transpired. In our eyes the leaders are hoping we give up and just pull our daughter out of the troop. This behavior is not acceptable and I would hope that Girl Scouts of America feels the same way.

    We have always given our money in a timely manner, when we say we will be there or our daughter will be there we show up, we have given our answers to any question in a timely manner, we have volunteered in the group whenever needed (troop cookie pick up, in the meetings, bringing items, transporting girls to events/camps), we always said thank you for your hard work, gave thank you gifts, we worked hard at every fundraiser to help our troop.

    What do we have to do to bring attention to this matter, to get someone to take us seriously and respect the situation for what it is. We are standing up for what is right, we do not want other girls or parents to have to go through the stress and heartache that we have.



    Cheers,

    John and Sarah Scudder

    [email protected] 303-601-4906

    [email protected] 720-231-4546

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