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Girl Scouts Drop Boy Band After New Video Shows Young People Partying

The band Allstar Weekend's newest video displays values that are "clearly inconsistent" with those of the Girl Scout organization, its leader said.

Allstar Weekend will not be playing in a major Girl Scout event in St. Louis next weekend following the discovery of a video that organizers say is not consistent with their values.

Allstar Weekend, who has gained popularity for appearances on the Disney Channel, was scheduled as the main act for the BIG Day FamFest, a large festival on Sept. 22 organized by Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri in downtown St. Louis. 

But the band has been pulled from the festival following the release of a music video for its song Life As We Know It. The video features what appears to be teen girls and boys drinking alcohol, smoking from a bong, stripping, throwing a chair in a swimming pool and throwing a bag of trash at a moving car.

Lyrics to the tune include "getting high and never growing up" and "When the sun comes up tomorrow we won't regret everything. We don't got no rules to follow. We can do it all over again."

These are not words that Girl Scouts should live by, said Donna Martin, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.

"This is clearly not consistent with the Girl Scout mission, vision and core values," Martin said. "There is no way we can have a group that is not a family- or girl-friendly act as our lead group."

Once she was notified of the Allstar Weekend video on Thursday, she immediately decided the band had to be dropped from next Saturday's festival.

"The Girl Scouts are a values-based organization and we are always talking about doing the right thing," Martin said. "And, when you talk the talk you have to walk the walk, so we took a stand on this band."

Martin said the Girl Scouts are now negotiating with several groups that could replace Allstar Weekend in the lineup.

Other parts of the festival include a celebration of the organization's 100th anniversary with 100 exhibitors and vendors, a parade through downtown streets, and performances from two young stars.

Katherine Hughes, a competitor on Radio Disney's Next Big Thing talent competition, and Ryan Beatty, a 16-year-old "singing sensation" who has grown a fan base via YouTube. He has been featured on Billboard's Next Big Sound.

jane E. Petry September 17, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Great comment Juliette. What the parents of the St.Louis GIRL SCOUTS do not know is that on the shelves at the Girl Scout council girls can purchase PORN. This is trully a attempt to assure the public that they are looking out for girls when in fact they are taking $$$$$ for much worse. They are now providing cover ups for some of their filth. Most parents do not know that their girls are directed to MEDIA MATTERS of George Soros fame to get their facts. Parents also do not know that all of the girls are mbrs. of The Youth Corp by an agreement between Obamas own Janet Napolitino and GS. Very freightening. He who own our youth owns our country and they have a GS program named JOURNEYS to take your child to where they want her to be.
jane E. Petry September 17, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Donna Martin ceo of Girl Scouts of Eastern Mo. sent two young girls from this council to a World Conferrence where girls learn about abortion. It is presented as G.S. speak population control. Now as this event has not been well received and the numbers of registration are very low she acts as if to say we care. We know what your agenda is GSEM and although there is some good the overall program based on promoting abortion and promoting the sexuality of our kids is not in keeping with the Catholic faith of a large majoriity of your little cookie salesgirls.
GSMom September 17, 2012 at 09:41 PM
well said T Foster......
GSMom September 17, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I am happy that GS is not promoting this band, yes one song one video, but it is not a message the girl scouts should be receiving. By letting the band play they would be condoning this behavior. As far as the other allegations in regards to other instances. I'm just happy they are stepping up on this one,
AM September 20, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Kayla, What's to explain??? Their visuals and lyrics in this music video are NOT appropriate, and it makes sense for the Girl Scouts to not want to be promoting this band to the girls they serve.

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