Business Insider interview - Sylvia Acevedo, CEO GUSA in Girl Scouting Posted September 6, 2018 22 minutes ago, RememberSchiff said: Back on topic, IMO her vision of scouting bears watching. Is GSUSA becoming more of a college/work preparatory program for young women? Career focus instead of family focus? GSUSA has had a career-focus emphasis since at least the 1980's. (There was a program "From Dreams to Reality."). And this modern career-focused (and feministic) part of the program has existed along-side the camping-and-outdoor focus, somewhat displacing the former traditional-housewife-skills focus that went along with the camping-and-outdoor focus in the early years. GSUSA has been a very broad organization with people (volunteers) with lots of different emphases. What aspect of girl scouting the girls experience can vary widely with the interests of the local volunteers as well as the interests of the girls. As Eagledad said, "All Scouting is Local." And not all girls want to camp. My daughter has had trouble finding a like-minded group of want-to-camp girls. Her last two troops have not camped at all. (She doesn't think cabins count.) She hopes that Scouts BSA will attract the want-to-camp girls (even if a single troop needs to draw from multiple towns) so that they can find each other and enjoy an outdoorsy scouting program. Probably many girls will be completely uninterested in Scouts BSA and prefer to stick with GSUSA. Acevedo has indeed been sounding defensive, like she feels threatened. And I can understand why. There is a risk that GSUSA will lose not only girls, but also longstanding old-fashioned green-blooded volunteers (who want to see scouting do things in the out-of-doors). It is going to be an interesting year watching both organizations.