Overland Park Girl Scouts told to take down Trump, Brownback with slingshots at camp

Posted at 8:55 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 19:50:30-04

Camp Prairie Schooner in Kansas City hosted 200 Girl Scouts for day camp over the weekend. Out of several days of fun and activities, there was one game that has an Overland Park mom reeling.

"Toss Trump and apparently there was also a Toss Brownback. The goal was to throw things at their face and knock them down," Sydnee Huppenthal said."I thought wow, we're teaching our kids violence and to throw things at people's heads if we don't agree with them."

Madalene Huppenthal is Sydnee's 10-year-old daughter, who refused to take part, along with her best friend.

"She was like, 'I'm not going to play that' and I was like, 'Yeah' so we did another game," Madalene said.?

Younger girls got lima beans that were painted red, white and blue, while the older girls got slingshots and the goal was to knock down the photos of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. Parents tell 41 Action News a teen group leader was behind the game.

Joy Wheeler is the CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas Northwest Missouri. When asked if the game was approved, she said, "No or it wouldn't have happened. We are not aligned with any political party. We are an all-inclusive organization but apolitical, and this is not a sanctioned activity that would have been allowed to happen."

The organization has contacted Sydnee Huppenthal to discuss the activity and measures that are being taken to ensure it won't happen again. She said an apology isn't enough.

"Not for me. I'm still mad. I'm still angry. To have a 10-year-old come home from summer camp upset about an activity that was played, I don't think that was appropriate," Sydnee Huppenthal said.

An investigation into how the game made it to the day camp at Prairie Schooner is underway.



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