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This was in the news in Scotland today

http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2017/03/girl-scouts-are-subversive.html

Quite incredible

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  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 754 OTT
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    always something in the news

    but girl scouts as subversive

    most be the most surreal


    http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2017/03/girl-scouts-are-subversive.html




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  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 9,383 mod
    @jackelliot
    The word subversive can be mean modern revolutionary. Do these girl something wrong or want they say we are women and we will be recognized?
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,309 mod
    edited March 2017
    Strange, but apparently this is not a totally new phenomenon.

    August 6 1954

    “Girl Scout Handbook” Subversive?


    In one of the more absurd incidents in the anti-Communist Cold War, the Illinois American Legion on this day attacked the Girl Scout Handbook for being “Un-American” and “internationalist.” The Girl Scouts of America caved in and revised the text of the handbook.


    Read more at:
    http://todayinclh.com/?event=girl-scout-handbook-subversive
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/fronjwomestud.37.1.0090

    And

    The Girl Scout Red Scare, part three

    Sixty years ago, on August 6, 1954, the Illinois branch of the American Legion denounced the Girl Scouts for “subversive and un-American influences.” It was the latest battle surrounding the 1953 Intermediate Girl Scout Handbook.


    Read more at:
    https://gshistory.com/2014/08/07/the-girl-scout-red-scare-part-three/
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 754 OTT
    @Paulette I think explains subversive quite well
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 6,357 mod
    Oh dear, I was a Girl Guide when I was younger, so does that mean I am a threat?

    I think the Guiding movement is actually great, as it allows women to develop, be really strong, and learn how to live the way they want to live.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,747 mod
    So was I @GemmaRowlands, but I was always a fairly subversive one in my own way. I enjoyed the Guides even though we only ever managed to go camping once for just one night.
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 754 OTT
    .

    Sorry I had a typo here

    @Paulette I think Frank explains subversive quite well

    I was thinking of Frank so much that I did not write his name down

    sorry
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,186 ✭✭✭✭
    Actually, I am still figuring out what's the matter happen with girl scout and why they are called subversive?
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,186 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    I got this amazing article about scout and how it affects. I found that it's a good thing to do. But I didn't have any experience with it. But now, schools should have these things for extracurricular.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-37923133
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 754 OTT
    @mohit_singh thank you fot the link
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,747 mod
    I think the subversive bit was just over Trump's immigration ban @mohit_singh. Usually the Boy Scout and Girl Guide movement are seen as very respectable and pillars of society.
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