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- n. A worldwide youth organisation for girls. Known as the Girl Guides in Commonwealth Countries.
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I had no interest in the outdoors, no patience for making pot holders, but the Girl Scouts felt like a duty both extracurricular and somehow personal: a measure of your moral fiber, your fundamental girlness.
When piled one atop another, they would have been enough to make any organization sound like a sinister cabal: The Girl Scouts of the USA reportedly uses winsome, underage children to peddle the high-fructose products it depends on for a significant portion of its income; the organization understandably has an interest in weakening child labor laws.