girl scout leaders

story time👭

i was told i should definatley post this story so here we go!:

So I was selling Girl Scout cookies at a cookie booth this weekend, and this little old lady walks up to the booth to buy cookies! She looks to me like she’s at least 70 she’s really old. She’s super friendly talking to us and telling us about what it was like when she was a Girl Scout. So finally she picks out 5 boxes to buy and she says “you know I don’t really like these cookies but my, uh, my spouse Sharon did.” And she continued to tell us about her wife Sharon who died 2 years ago from cancer. Sharon was a Girl Scout leader and she was 6ft tall and she just loved thin mints. And then Margaret (she said at this point her name was Margaret) pointed down to her shirt (which was HUGE on her) and said it belonged to Sharon and even tho it’s really big on her she still wears it all the time because it feel like Sharon is still there hugging her. And she told us that they had been together for 28 years and really loved each other. Then Margarets old lady friends came over so she had to go and she said good bye and after she left we were talking about it and I was so happy to have met her because it just made me so happy to meet this elderly lesbian Girl Scout and all of the sudden the sort of sad mood is interrupted because the other girl in my troop looks over to me and says “wow Kaitlyn, she was the first gay Girl Scout I’ve ever met besides you!” and all I responded with was “it was an experience" 

“Troop Leader” Part 1

Request: I’d love one where the reader is Starks little girl but in her early 20s. She’s a Girl Scout troop leader and brings her girls to the tower to set up their cookie stand in the lobby. Bucky keeps sneaking down there and buys cookies from them and winking and flirting at her making the little girls giggle at them.

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader

Warnings: fluff central

Word Count: 892

A/N: this request made me smile so much! hope you enjoy, please leave feedback. my requests and taglist are open. I have one request left after this. let me know what else you want me to write. 

Troop Leader Masterlist


Originally posted by thenixcat

“Dad, remember I’m bringing my troops to meet everyone today. Please keep anything dangerous locked away. I don’t want to have to explain to parents as to why all their little girl’s eyebrows were burned off. Make sure the entire team is there. The whole point of today is for the troops to learn about leadership. Everyone needs to be there. Got it? And we’re setting up the cookie stand in your lobby. Please buy some boxes.” You left yet another voicemail for your father.

Today, you were supposed to bringing your girl scout troop to the tower to sell cookies, but they were all going to earn their leadership patches by going. Troop 159 did sell the most cookies out of all the troops in Manhattan, but it was all thanks to you, Y/N Stark. People just automatically want to buy cookies from a famous man’s daughter. It’s just the way the world works.  

All week you had been leaving the same message for him, but he would never pick up the phone or call you back. He was probably holed away in his lab, or avoiding Bucky Barnes. Sure, he might’ve killed your grandparents, but you didn’t blame him. You knew it wasn’t his fault. You had been through the same experience with Loki. He used his staff to brainwash you and he forced you to do terrible things. In a way, you understood Bucky, even though you had never met him.


 Standing outside of Avengers Tower, you were really hoping your dad had at least listened to the voicemails. With sweating palms, you lead your troops inside. The lobby was empty except for a few folding tables. Good, he had heard them.

“Alright girls, let’s set everything up. Then I will see if everyone is available to come down.”

The girls got to work and you went to Tiffany, the receptionist.

“Can you call my dad and see if everyone’s ready. Tell him the girls are set up and ready to meet everyone.” With a roll of her eyes, she got the phone and called to Tony.  

“They will be right down, Ms. Stark.”

You nodded your thanks and went to go check up on the girls, but they already had a customer. You hadn’t noticed anyone come in. All you saw was his back, and it was a hot back. You made your way around the table to stand with your girls. Before you could get a good look at him, you heard your fathers voice.

“Y/N! You’re here! It’s been so long! I see you’ve already met Barnes.” You froze in your spot. Bucky Barnes was the man standing behind you. He spoke up before you could say anything,

“well, I haven’t really had the chance to introduce myself. I’m Bucky, and you must be the prettier Stark. It’s a pleasure to meet you.” Before you could blink, he had made his way in front of you. His front was definitely much hotter than the back. His eyes were enchanting and that smirk, the fucking smirk. He knew exactly what he was doing.

You slowly took his hand in yours. One of your girls decided to speak for you,

“this is Troop Leader Y/N. She’s the best troop leader we’ve ever had!” she exclaimed. Bucky had widened his smile.

“I bet she is. With a pretty face like that She could sell anything.” Your mouth dropped open, and with a wink, Bucky walked passed all the Avengers and into the elevator. You had just enough time to see his biceps flex as he crossed his arms before the doors closed.

Your girls were giggling uncontrollably. That snapped you out of your lovesick haze.

“A-alrighty girls, these are the Avengers. Most of you probably know my father, Tony Stark, and Captain America. Everyone is going to teach you the importance of being a good leader and today you will earn your leadership patches. So, go introduce yourselves and get started!” you told them excitedly. All the girls were beaming. Every one of your scouts loved the Avengers.

With all of them entertained, you sat yourself down in one of the plastic chairs. You felt a tap on your shoulder.

“Hey there Sugar, I realized I didn’t buy anything when I came down. Now, what do you recommend?” you heard your girls giggle again. Everyone was staring at the interaction between you and Bucky. Steve had a smirk on his face. He had never seen his best friend so confident. You could almost see the steam coming out of Tony’s ears, and everyone else was giving off a smirk. It was almost comical how flushed you got around him.

“W-well, my favorites are the Somoas, just because I love coconut, but I also like the Thin Mints. They taste better if you freeze them.” You gave out your short answer.

“Alrighty, Darlin’ I’ll take two of each.”

You handed him the boxes and called over one of your girls to do the transaction, they were the ones supposed to be selling after all.

“thanks, kiddo. I’ll be back down to see your pretty troop leader again. By Y/N/N.” and again he disappeared.

“Ms. Y/N, he’s cute!” one little girl told you.

“I know, Sweetie, I know.” You sighed out.

James Barnes was going to be the death of you.

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Mary Jackson

(1921–2005) Mathematician and engineer

Mary Jackson was a human computer at Langley Research Center, as part of the West Area Computers. She then became the first black woman engineer at NASA at its founding in 1958. After 34 years at NASA, she asked for a demotion in order to serve as a Federal Equal Opportunity Specialist with NASA. She was also a Girl Scout leader for more than thirty years. She retired in 1985.

Number 182 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Tale Of How A Girl Scout Stole From Me

So listen– 

My roommate in college is a Girl Scout leader, and her scouts really wanted to explore a dorm room because they think it’s cool, being in college and all. So I let these girls in my room, just kind of smiling and them being really excited and thinking it was rad and such. Now I was sitting in my lofted bed the entire time, so I wasn’t really paying that much attention when they were looking at my stuff underneath me. One was crouching below me, while another one was talking to me, distracting me (we’ll get to her later), and then the other one came back up, and she stopped talking to me. After they leave, I get out of the bed to close our blinds. The cord is right by where I keep all my gems and rocks that I collect, and I noticed my palm-size citrine was missing. I looked on the floor, around it and everything and could not find any shards from a fall or anything. It wouldn’t have been that big a deal had I not just got it a week ago from my aunt who got it for me because of the meanings and spiritual stuff surrounding it, so it means a lot to me. 

I didn’t want to jump to conclusions, but I texted my roommate asking if by any chance one of the girls had accidentally picked it up or something, and I didn’t get a response. 

Now I was on a time limit because if the meeting ended and all the girls went their separate ways, I would probably lose this rock forever. It shouldn’t have been that big a deal, but at this point I just needed to know if a ten year old stole from me. 

I called my roommate after she didn’t respond for about fifteen minutes, and finally she answered and said she read the texts and she was asking them at that exact moment. None were ‘fessing up. But then one said “I have one exactly like that, that size, that color, but I brought it from home.” My roommate immediately knew there was some shady shit going on there, so she asked to see it. This kid opens up this flimsy little folder and had stuffed my rock away into the little pocket. My roommate took picture of it, and me, being oblivious to what the situation was, confirmed that was my rock and I was so glad it was found. Even after that, she kept with the story, kept saying it was hers, got it from home, so on. And THE OTHER GIRL FROM EARLIER was defending her saying “Yea, that’s her rock, she showed me earlier” and I feel so used??? By ten year olds?? Bamboozled?? They plotted against me to take my rock, they had a plan and everything? I had so much shit underneath my bed and on the window sill, tsum tsum’s, hello kitty stuff, candy, things I wouldn’t notice were missing, but they had to pull the ultimate heist. Thinking they can get away with it. I think not.

It gets better.

Then her dad shows up. She immediately twisted her story into that she had gotten from school. Where from school? Her locker. How’d it get into her locker? She said she didn’t know, it just showed up one day. The dad kept interrogating her, but she was not budging. My roommate said that she would bring the rock to have me look at it, and that we would look to make sure that I hadn’t just misplaced mine, and she would bring it back if it was not mine, trying to be like a good leader, like she is, but the little girl responded with “Well it’s mine, but she can have it” trying make me look bad.

Now, it’s been a few hours since then, and we just got an email from one of the parents saying she had confessed and her reason was because she has low self-esteem. The subject line was “‘Her name’ and the Rock” and I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in a while.

TL;DR: Lesson learned, don’t trust Girl Scouts, don’t bring them into your home. You will be ROBBED and you’ll never want to buy another girl scout cookie in your life.

On the topic of girls being now allowed in the Boy Scouts, I was against this decision until I read through both sides of the argument. I thought it was another one of those annoying situations where girls were being allowed into spaces for boys simply for social justice points, but that really doesn’t seem to be the case here.

I understand the point of keeping a place for boys to have their own space. I totally understand this point but I wanted to share my counter thoughts with you…

The Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts have seen a decline over the years. It made sense to make the shift. I think the Boy Scouts are smart to do this. A lot of people actually support this merge and I see why. I was reading from a Girl Scout Troop leader how difficult it is to set up activities, to get the training… to really do anything or set anything up for the girls. She talked about how her husband was a Boy Scout Troop leader and had to go through much less to do things with the boys.

A big point I have seen many people bring up, including her, was the fact that boy scouts do so many more hands on things. As a woman who was a Girl Scout for many years when I was younger, I can tell you The Boy Scouts learn so many more valuable skills. We played around, went to a few fun places like Sea World, looked cute, learned about friendship and sold cookies. The boy scouts went camping, learned survival skills, learned life skills, and actually really benefited from their program.

If the Girl Scouts want to keep their girls, they need to step up. I’ve seen them bring up the homophobia and transphobia that has existed, and sometimes still does, in the Boy Scouts but honestly, its not relevant to the argument here. You’re grasping at straws, Girl Scouts… If you want to keep your girls, actually teach them things that have value. Girls and parents are tried of just looking cute, making girl friends, and selling cookies. They want their girls to be strong and have some valuable life skills. Stop complaining and step up.

In conclusion, the Boy Scouts have made this decision mainly on the premise of both programs having declining numbers. I think this decision will actually be very beneficial for girls and won’t affect boys negatively as long as the curriculum stays the same. Just my thoughts.

Girl Scouts reject anti-transgender gift, then triple the money

“The moral dilemma began with a $100,000 check to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington – enough to send 500 girls to summer camp, Scout leaders knew. 

But there was a catch. The anonymous donor stipulated in a letter: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If you can’t, please return the money." 

The Scouts returned the money.  

But $100,000 was hard to pass up. So on Monday, the council’s online marketing manager launched a crowd-funding campaign on IndieGoGo to try to recoup it with donations.

By Thursday evening, #ForEVERYGirl had raised more than $300,000 — triple the original goal.

A video posted to the IndieGogo page says: "Girl Scouts empowers EVERY girl regardless of her gender identity, socioeconomic status, race, sexual orientation, to make the world a better place. We won’t exclude ANY girl.” It has been viewed tens of thousands of times.

On IndieGoGo, many transgender adults thanked the organization and shared their experiences. The campaign has attracted donations from more than 6,000 supporters, including former Girl Scouts.”

Read the full piece here

Great work girls!!!

Monsta X As Girl Scout Troop Leaders

Hyunwoo:

·      Wants everyone to have fun

·      All the moms love him bc he smiles and is a literal jungle gym

·      carries around a little first aid kit in his backpack bc “safety first!”

·      will sing for everyone as they hike

·      is the literal ace

·      he can do everything

·      sets the perfect example when he pitches the tent

·      these kids always get their badges first

·      once brought 2 gallons of bbq sauce w him bc he always prepares for emergencies

·      will literally fight a worm if it scares his kids

Wonho:

·      A LITERAL BALL OF SUNSHINE

·      if the kids are sad he’ll literally roll around in a pile of dirt to make them smile

·      “it’s ok we didn’t sell the most boxes. Kihyun sucks anyways”

·      “I heard you!!”

·      “see? Not a cool dude”

·      once pitched a tent for his kids bc they kept messing up and he felt bad

·      they got the badge anyways and he was left w a guilty conscience

·      so he makes them learn

·      flirts w ppl accidentally when they sell cookies and they once end up outselling kihyun

·      buys most of the cookies bc he can’t resist their cute faces

Minhyuk:

·      U know that pic of jonghyun playing w roo and somehow roos head ends up in his mouth?

·      That’s minhyuk

·      Screams in the middle of sentences bc hes just sO EXCITED

·      Claps for himself at the end of his own pep talks

·      gets really into it when the archery badge comes up

·      that guy who really likes doing smth so he keeps getting up to take over and do it himself

·      realizes he’s doing THE MOST

·      and backs off

·      wants his kids to be happy and literally would throw himself off a cliff for them

Kihyun:

·      It’s noT THAT DEEP

·      He takes everything so seriously

·      Stop

·      Who’s gonna sell the most cookies?

·      He is

·      He’ll march his entire troop to the nearest Giant and set up a table at opening time

·      Fuck any employee that says smth

·      Hes here TO WIN

·      “I’ll fight you, Barbara. We came to this supermarket first. And there ain’t enough room for the two of us.”

·      “o…k.. I was just saying that the girls and I were leaving since you’re already here.”

·      “sure you were, Barbara. sure you were.”

Hyungwon:

·      lazy lazy lazy

·      Tries to make sleeping a badge

·      That person that answers everything w a super bored voice even tho their word should excited???

·      “wow cool kiddo”

·      secretly wants to fight kihyun

·      not a big secret bc he tells his troop

·      gets rlly excited for bonfires and makes the yummiest s’mores

·      will only share if u say kihyun sucks

·      ok but he actually loves them all

·      like he wakes up at random points in the night when they’re camping and checks up on all of them

·      that person that buys you a full cake on your birthday and screams happy birthday in your face

Jooheon:

·      “LET’S GET IT”

·      teaches all the kids 2 rap

·      “u need a rep, Julia. then u can rap them away when they try to bully you”

·      also teaches them how to swag walk

·      forgets that he’s supposed to be actually doing things

·      trys to teach the kids how to canoe for a badge

·      tips over the boat

·      “that’s ok canoeing isn’t a real life skill”

·      once saw a slug when he was in his tent

·      decides camping is too dangerous

·      tells the moms it was a snake when he comes back

Changkyun:

·      who signed him up as a troop leader????

·      take ur son back???

·      he’s literally one of the kids

·      HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO DO THE THINGS THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO

·      “so like, we’re supposed to pitch this tent…”

·      “don’t worry guys I have google”

·      brings matches w him bc he doesn’t know how to start a fire

·      gets super into the athletics

·      horseback riding gets him pumped

·      “Yes, Deborah! Yes! Work it!!!”

The girls streamed into what once served as a dining room at a Sleep Inn in Queens, ready to begin their meeting with a roll call.

One by one came the names: “Jessica. Luz,” recited Karina, a fifth grader. “Carmen?”

The room was small enough that Karina could easily see who was there and who was not. But this was a meeting of Girl Scout Troop 6000, where girls learn to be leaders, and protocol is to be followed.

Troop 6000 is the first in New York City designated solely for homeless girls. All of the members live at the Sleep Inn, where the city has taken over all 10 floors to accommodate about 100 homeless families.

In a way, the troop, created in February, is a reflection of the state of homelessness in the city. Within the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, troop numbers are determined by the city’s five boroughs, with the 1000s in the Bronx, 2000s in Brooklyn and so on. But the members of Troop 6000 would not necessarily identify Queens as their home, so Girl Scout leaders extended the numerical sequence.

“We’re the O.G.!” one of the girls shouted. The slang, short for original gangster, can take on a nefarious connotation, but in this case simply means being the first of its type, one that commands respect.

Title: Life Is Not A Piece Of Cake (Unless You’re Fucking Dean Winchester)

Written for: @rosemoonweaver‘s fic-o-ween

Rating: T

Words: 4911

Ships: Castiel/Inias, Castiel/Dean Winchester, Castiel/Inias/Dean Winchester

Characters: Castiel, Inias, Dean Winchester, Claire Novak, Jody Mills,

Tags: food, baking, alcohol, accidents, enemies to friends to lovers, grumpy Castiel, enemies to friends to lovers, graphic depictions of culinary mishaps,

Prompt: Character A is in charge of bringing snacks for their child’s “fall festival” at the school/daycare/activity (such as scouts or soccer or whatever). It would be easy to just pick up soft cookies and a bag of candy at the store, but last year their archrival carved a cake to look like a real pumpkin and they’ve been insufferable about it ever since. Character A decides to make their own special fall treats for the kids and it’s definitely going to be better than their rivals. The only problem? They’re a disaster in the kitchen.

Summary: Castiel hates Dean Winchester. Not only is the man frustratingly perfect he can bake amazing cakes that look like they belong on one of those cooking shows. This year Castiel’s going to show Dean up. He’s going to bake the best desserts for his daughter’s Girl Scout party and Dean is going to be so impressed. Only Castiel is a disaster in the kitchen. 

AO3 link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/12774135


Under normal circumstances Castiel supposes that he and Dean Winchester could have been friends. However these are not normal circumstances. Last year Dean walked in with that fucking perfect cake shaped like a jack-o-lantern. Castiel probably would have enjoyed the cake too if it hadn’t shamed the cookies he’d brought from the nearby bakery. Yah the kids loved the cookies but the fact remained that Castiel had not baked them with his own two hands. And despite being devastatingly handsome and frustratingly friendly Dean was also apparently gifted in the baking department.

As if those few tidbits about Dean’s life aren’t frustrating enough it seems that every new piece of information Castiel learns paints Dean as even more of Disney Prince. He’s a widower and owns his own business. He put his little brother through law school. Although many of the single mothers both of the Girl Scouts and of the kids at school are constantly asking Dean out he politely declines them. He’s just so frustratingly kind. And handsome. Way too handsome for a single father who works full time. Castiel is married and shares the responsibility of raising his daughter with an amazing husband and he still feels like he hasn’t slept a full night in over a decade. His daughter’s only 7.

Earlier that fall when Castiel had run into Jody Mills he’d probably looked like a man possessed when he all but begged her to schedule him and Dean to both bring treats to the Halloween party. The Girl Scout troop leader had eyed him warily but when he’d volunteered to do extra work for every Girl Scout cookie drive she’d agreed. Who was she to refuse free help.

Now he has a plan and he’s going to show Dean up. He’s been working on it all year. His husband thinks he’s being a bit too serious about this but what does Inias know? Dean is just so aggravatingly perfect at everything and all Castiel wants to do is knock him down a peg.

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mindstormers  asked:

Every year, BoyScout!Tom gets jealous of the Girl Scouts because they sell more boxes of cookies. He and his troop sell way fewer boxes of popcorn in comparison :))

And Mr.Competitive hates it and it’s partly his own fault, because his wife is a Girl Scout Leader and she gleefully whoops him in sales every year, not knowing that he secretly buys from the girls in her group because he’s a pushover and can’t refuse them.

“It seems like you’ve got a lot of people telling you who you’re doing this for, and I wonder if it’s not about time you start doing this for yourself. Just you. Screw all the attention- and you know what? Screw all those adorable little girls in the crowd with their Ginny Baker signs. Because you’re not a Girl Scout leader, Rookie. You’re a ball player. You do this for you. You do this for your team, or you don’t do it at all. Because you can’t aim your pitches if you’re aiming to please everyone.”

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry but saying that pedophilia is an orientation is probably the reason why people think that being queer or transgender is "deviant" and why parents don't want their kids to have a queer or trans teacher, religious leader, boy/girl scout leader, babysitter, etc. It just can't be grouped together like that. There needs to be another way to define it or the LGBT stigma will live on.

I can see where you’re coming from, but I have a hard time understanding why categorizing pedophilia as an sexual orientation is the reason for LGBT stigma. It’s just not a very well known concept, and my guess is that most people who are homophobic or transphobic would reject the idea that pedophilia is a sexual orientation, instead orienting it as a moral deficit or sign of evil. 

Ideally, the idea that all people have a sexual gender orientation and a sexual age orientation would differentiate those groups, and increase general understanding of how orientation works. I know that’s a nuanced argument that many people won’t be interested in contemplating. I don’t think rejecting pedophilia as an orientation is a good option, a) because it would be scientifically unsound, and b), it perpetuates the argument that all pedophiles are child abusers and therefore evil, rather than being a very unfortunate biological deviation that many pedophiles don’t act on. I’d be happy to hear other options that wouldn’t have those pitfalls and would assist with decreasing LGBT+ stigma, but I’m not aware of any.