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 6123 signatures
Number Date Name Location
6123 4 days ago Anonymous London, ot
6122 6 days ago Jennifer Garmon Lansing, MI
6121 6 days ago Nikki Tausch Lloyd Novato, CA
6120 2 weeks ago Anonymous CO
6119 3 weeks ago Wendy Hockenberry North Tonawanda, NY
6118 3 weeks ago Anonymous Boston, MA
6117 3 weeks ago Natasha Junkermeier
6116 4 weeks ago Jennifer Steuer Albany, NY
6115 4 weeks ago Anonymous As a former girl scout, I am very disappointed to see a partnership between Barbie, a company that doesn't promote good body image nor does it offer racially representative products. Girl Scouts is ...
6114 4 weeks ago Rebecca Schwarzmer Albany, NY As a troop leader, I was disappointed in the commercialization of girl scouts, especially with the choice to promote Barbie.
6113 1 month ago Anonymous Kennebunk, ME
6112 1 month ago Cate Green Haughton, LA As an Adult Scout, former Troop Leader, mother and grandmother of Girl Scouts, I am shocked and sickened that GSA has sold itself--and the spirits of little girls--to Mattel. This is co-branding at...
6111 1 month ago Taj Morgan Eugene, OR I would also like to urge Girl Scouts to re-examine their cookie program and reshape it to include organics and perhaps home baking.
6110 1 month ago J E Delman Red Hook, NY Terrible idea for girls who don't happen to be white, thin, blond, and beautiful by the very narrow standards of western culture!!!
6109 1 month ago Carole Lieberman, M.D. Los Angeles, CA As a former Brownie & Girl Scout, I am horrified that GSA has still not seen the error of its ways, and continue selling little girls' souls to Mattel and Barbie!
6108 1 month ago Kathleen Verner Denver, CO
6107 1 month ago Jo Grassman Tigard, OR
6106 1 month ago Anonymous My 6 year old girl just started Girl Scouts. She is very excited about it and is already experiencing a positive influence from the lessons taught when she meets with her group. I DO NOT SEE BARBIE ...
6105 1 month ago Julie Angus Huntington Beach, CA
6104 2 months ago Sarah Kulberg Oakland, CA
6103 2 months ago Kerry Darby CT
6102 2 months 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...
6101 2 months 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 ...
6100 2 months 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...
6099 2 months ago john papandrea new york, NY
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