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  1. Profile photo of mrmisconception
    November 10, 2011 at 10:30 am —

    Love the new Girl Scout badge designs but what caught my eye while on Neatorama was a recent article.

    The Duggars are Expecting #20

    WTF is wrong with these people?

  2. Profile photo of criticaldragon1177
    November 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm —


    Think we are just lucky we are here, that “How unfathomable were your odds of coming into being?” just backs up that idea.

  3. Profile photo of pciszek
    November 10, 2011 at 3:53 pm —

    The new merit badges seem like a load of newage (rhymes with sewage). “Science of Happiness”? I have a better idea: Girl Scouts should be able to earn all the same merit badges that Boy Scouts can.

    On a related topic: Is there a scouting-like organization that has gone co-ed?

    • Profile photo of Amanda
      November 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm —

      Why do you assume that the boy scout badges are so different? Inventor, public policy, website designer – those seem like great badge ideas to me. I think inventor was around back when I was a scout, or at least something like it.

      And why would the Girl Scouts want to be more like the Boy Scouts? They’re two totally separate organizations and the Girl Scouts don’t discriminate.

      • Profile photo of mrmisconception
        November 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm —

        I’ve got to say that I actually thought what @pciszek said when I first saw them too but then I don’t know what requirements the Science of Happiness or Voice for Animals badges would consist of.
        I assume it might be something like a volunteering badge and animal advocacy which, if that’s true, would be better names.

        I agree that the Girl Scouts should want to be less like the Boy Scouts rather than more.

        As for co-ed clubs there’s alway 4H and FFA.

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