Thursday, July 22, 2010

Venus Williams was a Girl Scout? Really?

7/22/10

Well it all depends on how you define being a Girl Scout.

Despite the fact that a new campaign from the organization identifies her as a scout and features her as someone who shares Girl Scout values, i.e. athletic prowess and business sense, the company’s website discloses the fact that Venus was a scout for a week. So, she attended one meeting? Was this a life altering event for her? How could it have been? She certainly didn’t have time to earn any badges or change the world.

To make matters worse, the feedback on the GS blog suggests that people are confusing her with her sister Serena, whose notorious outburst during last year’s US Open earned her an $82K fine for inappropriate language and behavior. Talk about spokesperson misstep.

Baar, A. (2010, July 7). Girl Scouts Campaign Highlights Impact. mediapost.com. Retrieved July 21, 2010, from
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=131517&nid=116282

(2010) Girl Scouts Celebrate African American History Month. Girl Scouts of United States of America website. Retrieved July 21, 2010, from
http://www.girlscouts.org/news/news_releases/2009/aa_history_month.asp

(2010) What did you do today? Girl Scouts Blog. Retrieved July 21, 2010, from
http://blog.girlscouts.org/2010/07/what-did-you-do-today.html

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