The head of a large group of Girl Scouts organizations in Michigan says statements from an anti-abortion group in Wisconsin are not true. In a statement sent to WILX, Jan Barker, chief executive officer for Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, representing Girl Scout organizations in 34 counties in Michigan, says the Girl Scouts "do not advocate for or endorse any political figures or political parties. We also do not advocate for or take a position on reproductive issues."
Earlier this week the group Pro-LIfe Wisconsin sent out a newsletter, asking its members to not support the Girl Scouts and their cookie sales. They say the organization is sending the wrong message to young girls. The newsletter states that the Girl Scouts organization is too closely linked to quote "pro-abortion women." The letter also claims only 15 percent of the money from local cookies sales goes to the troop... And that the rest goes to the regional and national levels. But the local Badgerland council says all the money raised locally from cookie sales stays local.