Film at 11 The other day, on the way to the gym (LOL!), I put on the radio, and there was this woman (a disgruntled Scout mom would be my guess) saying that we should boycott the Girl Scouts of the USA and their cookie sale because they are to blame for making our US Citizens obese. The only good point I believe she had was that she said that some of the cookies still have transfats in them. Other than that, I think what she is doing/saying/encouraging is pathetic. The radio show had a guy on to dispute her thoughts. He commented on how the girls sell the cookies to raise money, the cookie sale teaches marketing skills, the entire program teaches leadership and other valuable skills. He also said that folks should read the portion size and calorie content on the box and that it did NOT say on the box that one box equals a portion. I use to work for the Girl Scouts and I know we use to encourage folks to freeze the boxes. I think if I were still working for them, I would tell everyone that the transfats will be removed next year (and mean it). I would also probably sell water bottles with the GS logo on them alongside the cookies for those folks who absolutely do not want to buy cookies. And I would also encourage folks watching their weight, to buy the lower calorie cookies and to pay attention to portion size. I would also mention buying a few boxes and freezing them...spacing them out over a few months. One more thing...they might consider doing those 100 calorie packs next year. HOWEVER, I don't think boycotting is the answer. Helpful suggestions...yes...meanspiritedness....NO! I know I personally, when I don't feel like I have personal control, I have actually given our local troop money for one box, not taken the box and asked them to give it to charity/someone in need. In other words...strictly a donation. Bottom line: If you are watching you weight, I would encourage you to either make a donation and not take home a box or take home one box of the lower calorie cookies and pay close attention to portion size. Any thoughts? Off soapbox .... sorry! LOL!