Tell the Girl Scouts: Don't Partner with Barbie

"Girl Scouts should be a safe place for girls to be who they are and not be fed images of corporate falsehoods on who they should be."  -- Christie Parker, Troop Leader

The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the world’s largest girls’ leadership development organization, received $2 million from Mattel to promote Barbie to young girls. The partnership includes a Barbie-branded website,  the first ever commercialized participation patch for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies, and a Barbie Girl Scout Doll.

Holding Barbie up as a role model for young girls is harmful and undermines the GSUSA’s vital mission “build girls of courage, confidence, and character.” Please join CCFC & Center for a New American Dream in urging GSUSA’s CEO Anna Marie Chavez to end this partnership and focus on providing enriching experiences for girls that foster healthy development.*

Learn more: http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/action/girlscoutsbarbie



This petition has a goal of 7000 signatures
1-25 of 6101 signatures
Number Date Name Location
6101 17 hours ago Elizabeth Coombs Culver City, CA I'm a Girl Scout leader, 7 years, and I saw GS Barbie in the GS Service Center shop. Yes, they've trimmed down her butt and bust, great. I agree with all the concerns stated above wholeheartedly, bu...
6100 1 day ago Kay Miles Ellensburg, WA Barbie is NOT a good representative for Girl Scouts nor a good role model for girls. Girl Scouts must distance the organization from Barbie and Mattel for the sake of the organization and the girls ...
6099 1 day ago Claire Presnall TN As a Gold Award Girl Scout, I am appalled to see GSA partnering with Barbie. Especially considering the current "I can be a Computer Engineer" dibacle, it's obvious Mattel and Barbie do not have gir...
6098 1 day ago john papandrea new york, NY
6097 3 days ago Anonymous Huttonsville , WV I will not have my Girl Scouts earn this badge.
6096 3 days ago Eliza Altenderfer PA As someone who's been involved with Girl Scouts for her entire life, this looks like no Girl Scout I've ever seen...it's like a bad Halloween costume. Partnering with Barbie is fine - as long as the...
6095 5 days ago Beatriz Cordero Brooklyn NY, NY
6094 6 days ago Juliana Burke Colorado Springs, CO
6093 6 days ago Roxane St.John Concord, VA Although my daughter completed the book, she refused to allow the patch to be placed on her vest without me chiming in my opinion against this partnership. She loves her patches. This ought to tel...
6092 1 week ago Alyssa Nelson Lincoln, NH As an advocate for early childhood, I am saddened that the Girl Scouts would partner with a Brand that sends such sexualized messages to young girls. This is very disappointing.
6091 1 week ago Christine Stephenson
6090 1 week ago Laura Magee Foxboro, MA I would never buy this toy and would never offer the patch to my Girl Scouts. I thought we were building girls up, not tearing them down.
6089 1 week ago Diann Sheehy
6088 1 week ago Denise Buzy-Pucheu Sandy Hook , CT I can't believe with the number of years that the girl scouts have been around that they have not found a way to engage a toy manufacturer in the right way to brand their own girl scout doll. Barbi...
6087 1 week ago Zoe Harris San Anselmo, CA
6086 1 week ago Lyn GS Stoner CA Very disappointing. As a a GS myself growing up and now a GS leader I am very upset about this sell-out. Barbie does not represent the GS organization that I thought I knew. I may need to rethink my...
6085 1 week ago Cassandra Caffee
6084 1 week ago Georgeanne Matranga Port Jefferson Station, NY
6083 1 week ago Rosemary Spatafora Pleasant Ridge, MI
6082 1 week ago Anonymous Panama City, FL Promoting Barbie in Girl Scouts?! Barbie is not the role model that girls need. They need real women as models who care about them. Inviting Barbie into Girl Scouts is shameful marketing. Boy Sc...
6081 2 weeks ago Laura Henry Houston, TX I am the leader of a Daisy troop. Some of the mothers in my area have worked diligently to keep Barbies away from their little girls and are not interested in being part of an organization that wou...
6080 3 weeks ago Anonymous Bulverde, TN I will strongly encourage every single Girl Scout leader and parent I know to refuse to allow their Scouts to "earn" the Barbie patch.
6079 3 weeks ago Maressa Vento Milwaukee, WI My Girl Scout will not be donning a Barbie badge. This commercial partnership calls into question the integrity the Girl Scouts have so beautifully built up in their organization and their members.
6078 4 weeks ago Sharon Crocker San Jose, CA My granfddaughter is a Daisy and I had no idea that Girl Scouts is promoting Barbie; promoting it is and, like most advertising, it's sneaky. Young girls should not have this model thrust at them by...
6077 4 weeks ago Anita Beth Carl VT Girls Scouts should be commercial-free! (They can make their own commercials!)
Thank God I got to be one before this crap came into play.
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