Girl Scouts Fight for Their Right to Pee Outdoors

Jill Harness

If you're in Ohio and can't live without Thin Mints, you'd better give the Ohio Girl Scout Council a call and demand they leave their existing camping sites open to the troops. Otherwise, you may very well be subject to a shortage of Samoas.

That's because a number of troops in the state are planning to boycott Girl Scout Cookie sales this year. It's a last-ditch effort to get the organization to leave open campsites that do not have indoor plumbing. The organization is instead planning to close these sites in favor of their new Premier Leadership Centers, all of which feature bathrooms inside.

"The council management has forced the cookie boycott by turning a deaf ear," said Lynn Richardson of Trefoil Integrity, a group that wants to keep the camps open. But she adds that it's up to each individual Girl Scout to decide what to do. "The girls boycotting are the ones who still have hopes that the board will change."

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