EVERYONE pretty much recognizes that Girl Scout cookies are a major source of revenue for the Girl Scouts organization. The products also teach entrepreneurship and provide additional skills to the scouts. Today, a new product was introduced: Girl Scout cookie cereal (2 types).
For sure, the cereals hold the promise of additional revenue for the organization. But, I must ask: is the promotion of food items (and yes, others like Paul Newman Foundation) that effectively does little more than make an obese population even more obese really the right and proper offering of an organization whose core values is about helping girls make healthy decisions? Is there not a contradiction here? Should the Girl Scouts not instead be looking to develop a "healthy" snacks line that counters what the sugar-industrial food complex promotes?
Girl Scouts board, I believe it's time for you to review your Theory of Change and reconsider what the trade-offs are of being in the cookie and now cereal business and your core values.