Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"Outside the police station in South Los Angeles, a group of girls assembled, colorful boxes in tow.

"Do you want to buy some cookies?" "Delicious cookies!" They called out, crowding passers-by and, in their excitement, forgetting the pitches their leaders helped them refine. Just inside the lobby, a kindergartner stood beaming near another stack of treats. That sweet face had no trouble making a sale.

Rather than catch grocery-laden shoppers on their way to their cars, the Girl Scouts of Troop 19785 in Watts had taken a tour of the police station, then sold their Thin Mints and Samoas to the officers and people passing through."

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"With many moms unsure of how to volunteer or juggling work and parenting, the school's teachers have taken on the role as troop leaders. They stay for hours after class to lead meetings and wake up early Saturdays to take the girls to decorate Rose Parade floats or attend to scouting events.

Officers play an active role too, stopping by to say hello during and after school, and helping plan activities and outings for the nearly 80 kindergarten to fifth-grade girls enrolled in the troop.

Grape Street Principal Jera Turner, who grew up in the community, remembers how her mother drove her 10 miles to the nearest Girl Scout meeting, then waited for her in the car until it ended. She wants her students to have the same opportunity to find their voice that she did.

"They grow up in poverty, but we don't want them to live in poverty,"

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" the school's teachers have taken on the role as troop leaders. They stay for hours after class to lead meetings and wake up early Saturdays to take the girls to decorate Rose Parade floats or attend to scouting events."

Union goons.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2014-05-13 03:23 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

Samoas?
What happened to S'mores?

#2 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-05-14 12:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

"With many moms unsure of how to volunteer or juggling work and parenting, the school's teachers have taken on the role as troop leaders." - FTA

Its surprising she can't find one parent that wants to help on the weekend at least.....

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-05-14 09:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

Check your privilege.

#4 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-14 02:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

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