We are so excited to announce that we have just launched what will be part one of what we're calling the "Consumers Care" campaign, to show Girl Scouts USA that their consumers still care about this issue and want to see truly rainforest-safe Girl Scout Cookies. We hope that you will please take a second to sign our online petition, and will share this link with others you think would be interested in helping us make rainforest-safe cookies a reality. Thank you!
Madi & Rhiannon
Earn a Girl Scout "Rainforest Hero Badge"!
Campaign with the Rainforest Action Network
We’re encouraging all Girl Scouts to earn one of our limited edition “Rainforest Hero Badges” to help us show Girl Scouts USA that Girl Scouts all across the country will not settle for cookies that contribute to human rights abuses, deforestation and orangutan extinction.
Girl Scouts of all ages across the country have completed the community outreach actions to earn their badge and have had a great time doing it. There are still 200 limited-edition Rainforest Hero Badges to give scouts who download the Rainforest Hero Badge Toolkit and follow the instructions inside.
Scout Tianna Couch from Port Jefferson, NY was nervous to take on the Rainforest Hero Badge project because she feared her fellow troop members wouldn’t be interested in learning about rainforest destruction caused by palm oil. However, she was thrilled at the outcome — all of the girls in her troop cared deeply cared about the issue and were extremely supportive. They were eager to learn as much as they could about the issue.
When hundreds of Girl Scouts from all over the country earn this badge, it will demonstrate to GSUSA how important this issue is to the girls who make up the organization and that we want to show our concern in a positive way.
Girl Scouts USA is an incredible organization that builds girls of “courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.” As Girl Scouts, we’re doing our best to live by that example. We’re asking GSUSA to live by its own mission statement, and ensure that its cookies are environmentally and socially responsible.