Even as a brownie (younger age group than girl scouts) I hated how this awful cult-like program made me feel like they were trying to mold us all into perfect little housewives. I suffered so much abuse during the many hours of my young life I spent with my troop. Especially at the hands of the daughters of our troop leaders…. This makes me wonder whether or not it’s worth putting any future daughters I might have through this same torment. Perhaps I should just teach them the useful things they teach children (however few there may be) myself.
The most disturbing part of this is the fact that at least half of the girls in my troop probably had little prospects of getting elsewhere in life.