Desi Lydic: Undercover Girl Scout | The Daily Show
Desi Lydic infiltrates a Girl Scout troop to find out what they think about the Boy Scouts’ decision to accept girls.

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  • Stefanie Elle
    Stefanie Elle

    I hated the Girl Scouts. I had horrible leaders that used it as indoor crafts and baby sitting time. I am sure there are great leaders out there. My sister was a troop leader and she said compared to Boy Scouts it was very unstructured and not very supportive. I’m glad there are Girl Scouts that are loving it. But I would have loved to do some of real scouting type activities. Hated it.

  • blhtml

    Poor children can join too?

  • xl

    I doubt people will get the "keagle" joke -- (I'm not telling the correct word intentionally)

  • Nandan Paralikar
    Nandan Paralikar

    4:40 That's how the audience feels as well

  • Jason Gasdick
    Jason Gasdick

    This is unfortunate. She needs better writers. Please.

  • Scott Black
    Scott Black

    She always cracks me up and makes my day.

  • Her Meowjesty
    Her Meowjesty

    I was in Brownie's for a couple years, but we didn't do much except make crafts in a school project area. I do remember loving camp, though. No electricity, our cabins were A-frames with only two walls, doing hiking and swimming, it was fun and very team building.

  • PhilosopherWR

    The only thing I wanted when I was a kid was to actually learn outdoor camping and survival skills. When I was a pup they wouldn't let kids do that if they were assigned female. So girl scouts/boy scouts whatever. Will they show you how to build a camp?

  • K.J. Paasche
    K.J. Paasche

    I once had a clerical job at one of the Boy Scout organization offices in the SF Bay Area and I've never worked with a bigger bunch of alcoholics and perverts.

  • 000hasem000

    "you don't need to be coed to promote equality" Sadly this does not apply to male dominated organization.

  • Visfor Vegan
    Visfor Vegan

    So if 70% of female US Senators were Girl Scouts, and 100% of US Senators are corrupt. Then that's really not saying much in favor of Girl Scouts.

  • Tamesha Kirkland
    Tamesha Kirkland

    Well, this has come a long way since my mom tried being a Girl Scout for a short while. All they did was stay inside and learn to be homemakers.

  • gllsdp78

    70% of US female senators were girls scout. Not as impressive as 100% of US femal senators drinks water. This number is more related to the social background of people who sends their kids in this type of institution.

  • Darshan Bhanushali
    Darshan Bhanushali

    You guys are cute ❤️

  • B G
    B G

    Gender biases extremely unfair to both genders... unfortunately being born a male I will never get to experience motherhood... it's just not fair🤪🤪🤪🤪

  • CIA Special Activities Division
    CIA Special Activities Division

    Well boys we lost Boy Scouts

  • dannymurzea

    Desi is a treasure.

  • Monster Ensemble
    Monster Ensemble

    They are both pyramid schemes for children.... No Thanks

  • Christopher Conner
    Christopher Conner

    While humorous, this bit ultimately trivializes young female empowerment. Thanks Desi. 😒

  • DemonWarp65

    Wow, this was just painful to watch.

  • Burke Fox
    Burke Fox

    Desi is a GEM!!!!!!!

  • sanjuansteve

    Segregation is wrong in all of its forms.

  • Burton Schrader
    Burton Schrader

    If the world was not ruled by out of control testosterone it would be a better place. Support your girl/lady scouts.

  • Dave Ton
    Dave Ton

    CEO of girl scout? so who profits from those cookies?

  • What Vee Said
    What Vee Said

    The girl's face at 4:44 is priceless!

  • 619RobdoG

    She’s such a smoke show

  • Comments On people
    Comments On people

    The Boy Scouts where I camp from get to go on hike and week long camping trips. The girls Scout get to learn how to bake and paint not even build birdhouses. Let’s just say I would have loved to be in Boy Scouts and did not stay in Girl Scouts for long.

  • Alexander Boulton
    Alexander Boulton


  • carlosflar

    This was a pretty bad piece... You just showed girl scouts as a badge for whatever and didn't really show anything done by the actual girl scouts to promote any positive value... This was a very bad piece... Just a handful of jokes haphazardly put together :( come on, you can do better!

  • Kelly Kerr
    Kelly Kerr

    I was a Girl Scout and really enjoyed it until we had a new leader. She was boring so we all quit. But I earned a lot of badges. Too bad we moved so many times I don’t know what happened to them. But I have a book and memories.

  • Shaun James
    Shaun James

    sokal squared

  • A C
    A C

    I was a boy scout. Any girl that wants to go on 15 mile hikes in sub 20 weather and sleep in the dirt would be welcome to me. As long as they don't change boy scouts to better suit girls then I don't see the problem.

    • Courtney Brezinski
      Courtney Brezinski

      Yall seem to be forgetting that this is a customizable program. Some troops are into robotics, some are into camping, etc. There is no "changing the boy scouts program" its a matter of is *this* troop the right fit for my kid? Boy or girl

    • A C
      A C

      @Marcea Susanna Becerras If they were to try and make it more suitable to girls. If they leave it as is but let girls join and do the same stuff then I don't see a problem.

    • Marcea Susanna Becerras
      Marcea Susanna Becerras

      Why would it have to change?

  • Richard T
    Richard T

    Desi looks great in her Girl Scout uniform. It will be the perfect Halloween costume.

  • Kitty Crest
    Kitty Crest

    This is interesting because when I was a teen over 20+ years in NY; I was part of the first girl scout, boy scout troop where we could earn both badges. One of the girls in our troop earned Eagle scout we went camping with the boys it was great. I even got some boy scout badges myself

  • Steven Bryant
    Steven Bryant

    I offered girl scouts a free canoe ride and a stay in my boy scout tent ( kind of a package deal ) and they always came up with excuses why they couldn't come. I even pointed out that I had a badge in rope knot tying. So they had their chances!

  • Thobani Mqadi
    Thobani Mqadi

    Desi is the best at The Daily 😅

  • Arc Anon Drum
    Arc Anon Drum

    Many comments here talk about too many poorly funded local Scout Organizations. I hate to say it but the whole "hate government" mantra will devolve the USA back to child labor and no more middle class, a new Gilded Age.

  • Danny Archer
    Danny Archer

    In other words, let's keep our female-only spaces female while shaming/forcing males to open up their spaces to everyone. Ladies and gentlemen...and ladies, I give you, liberal equality!

  • Darius der Rote
    Darius der Rote

    Nothings better in preparing you for a leadership role in a male dominanted field than being in an all female group! Sound logic there.

  • Ragna Eyjadóttir
    Ragna Eyjadóttir

    No idea what either of those is. Why are people joining their kids in this club?

  • ciska verster
    ciska verster

    Guys, if you republish old segments, please mark it as such. I'm sure everyone will rewatch it anyway since your segments are great... but please stop getting people excited at the prospect of new content when it's just another repost.

  • Beau33

    Guys Desi aka Lani Desmonet Lydic is 39! Love her.

  • Someone_one_one

    I mean the boy scouts were sued into letting girls in a couple of years ago boy scouts dont let girls in, evil boy scouts let girls in, evil its a catch 22

  • Katrinna Wallace
    Katrinna Wallace

    The girls out group I was a part of they low key bullied each other and did finger painting and crafts everyday. I would’ve chosen Boy Scouts if I could’ve.

  • jamal robinson
    jamal robinson

    Sure I'd let my daughter be alone with a boy scout Troop leader. Seems legit

  • Audrey Flynn
    Audrey Flynn

    When I was a Girl Scout we did coloring projects while my brother went on a four week sailing trip with the Boy Scouts

  • Bob Roberts
    Bob Roberts

    I did Boy Scouts growing up. My wife and my sister did Girl Scouts. Both of them were bored with the "crafts and cookies" bit and badges that were great if you one day wanted to run a business, particularly if it was art or fashion related, but less fun if you wanted to shoot, fish, backpack, or any of the more adventurous outdoor activities. My sister jumped ship and joined the BSA Explorers when she got old enough, even worked at a BSA camp for a few years. When the news first broke about BSA opening up to girls my wife and I looked up a list of the BSA merit badges a scout could earn, based on his (and now her) interests. My wife actually got angry when she saw what the boys had been offered versus what she had to choose from in the GS.

  • Pinched Cheeks
    Pinched Cheeks

    "She's a little old to be a girl scout" so young and already discriminating.

    • Pinched Cheeks
      Pinched Cheeks

      @Beau33 no excuses...that's favoritism.

    • Beau33

      She is young with limited vocabulary. Geez! Shame on you who liked this comment.

  • Goahead

    Kegel Scouts! Samoa information!🤣

  • James Pardue
    James Pardue

    As a former Boy Scout, a looooong time ago, and a lifelong progressive, this is not the right decision by the Boy Scouts. Girls deserve to be girls, and boys deserve to be boys, without throwing in a whole lotta confusion. The original intent for both organizations was and is valid.

    • Courtney Brezinski
      Courtney Brezinski

      Say "boys deserve to be boys" out loud. I'll wait until you hear the problem.

  • RJ Wohlman
    RJ Wohlman

    Desi is soooo funny. I love her humor!

  • Brandon McCrimmon
    Brandon McCrimmon

    Target on a Saturday is pretty lax compared to Walmart

  • Riley Jordan
    Riley Jordan

    In Florida the Girl Scouts sell cookies. The Boy Scouts sit in front of the grocery stores and ask for donations. It aggravates me the boys are taught panhandling like some crackhead lowlife.

  • BoogiePete Photography
    BoogiePete Photography

    Pretty sure all they do is sell cookies.

  • Justin Mashburn
    Justin Mashburn

    Hmm so moral of the story is the real illuminati is the girl scouts 🤣😅

  • gui

    Only Liz to make girl scout seems that it is hard.😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

  • Dan yulicious
    Dan yulicious

    but the thing is 1) gendering things like scouts is inherently sexist because boy scouts are given survival skills bc "that's what boys need" while girl scouts sell cookies 2) gendering kids extracurricular activities (sports, scouts) boldly excludes nonbinary and genderqueer youth

  • Fay Shelton
    Fay Shelton

    Why didn't the Boys Scouts just call themselves SCOUTS if they want to be inclusive?

  • Romanes eunt domus
    Romanes eunt domus

    1:30 Mark Gaetz suddenly felt much more attracted to Desi 😂😂

  • White Wizard
    White Wizard

    This is old ... I love Desi!!!

  • Ankit Varshney
    Ankit Varshney

    Cookie pushers

  • OldKitten85

    I want to know who's idea it was for the Girl Scouts to sell cookies. At the bih meeting, did someone just say, "Those girls should be selling their cookies on every corner in America!"

    • Courtney Brezinski
      Courtney Brezinski

      It was the founders idea. It made a bit more sense in 1912 however

  • TheBacon

    Same ol' Val

  • Rachael Joakim
    Rachael Joakim

    girl scouts were NOT this cool in the mid-late nineties. they wouldn't even let us light a fire! I used to be so jealous of boy scouts. Happy to know the younger me-type girls can join them.

  • John Pritchard
    John Pritchard


  • Sam k
    Sam k

    I think this wouldn't have happened if girl scouts were able to do all the activities boys do...survivor skills etc. They are more active and learn more important skills.

  • Anira Dup
    Anira Dup


  • ItsTheLaww25

    I see Desi in a uniform and I click on it. Simple. On topic of the video. It didn't make sense to me that Boy Scouts would allow girls to join and yet there would be 2 organizations still. Why not fold both into 1 or just keep them separate? Like they have Boys/Girl Scouts and then Girl Scouts?

  • Ko3 Zoro
    Ko3 Zoro

    That was awful

  • Vain Klutz
    Vain Klutz

    She's the female Conan

  • xuyahfish

    Only a mother of boys,but the Boy Scouts don't let girls continue after a certain age! So girls start, make friends, then are kicked out.

  • Hillary Roos
    Hillary Roos

    I LOVED being a GS, but, I would’ve loved to do some of the activities the boys got to do- I.e., survivalist stuff, fishing, etc.

  • Jocasta Jones
    Jocasta Jones

    My eldest is going to work on the gold award next year. Love Girl Scouts!

  • Amy E
    Amy E

    This was so touching! Almost like my hope in the future is restored.

  • DJ

    Again same old vedio .

  • L. A. Gothro
    L. A. Gothro

    I was a Blue Bird, which in the Camp Fire Girls (now simply Camp Fire, as boys are allowed membership) is equivalent to the GSA's rank of Brownie. It would've been okay had our adult leader not shown favoritism to her one daughter.

  • UrGreatestEnemy

    I’m confused so according to her it’s OK for transgender people to compete in girl sports but it’s NOT OK for a girl to join the Boy Scouts. So if the Boy Scouts denied a transgender girl from joining extremely liberal people would be outraged but when Boy Scouts start excepting all people regardless of gender liberals still get upset.

  • Cognatusinfinitum

    Really cringey. Hard to watch. The laugh track is pathetic.

  • el chappo
    el chappo

    Are u assuming the kids' genders?

  • Abner Seeinyu
    Abner Seeinyu

    Now, here's the question, why is it that if there's a "man's" club, women can't stand it, they demand entry! But, there are many women's only groups, and men couldn't care less. What is your problem women, get a life!!

  • Russ Rooke
    Russ Rooke

    Feminism : boyscouts have to include girls, but Girl Scouts are still gender exclusive.

    • Toysrus Kid
      Toysrus Kid

      As our local troops decided a few years back that the campfire badge could be earned by forming a tent of sticks, gluing it in place and decorating it in glitter and pipe cleaners and pompoms, I know very few boys who would be interested in joining.

  • A Jedi Knight
    A Jedi Knight

    Being an active Girl Scout for about 12 years now, this skit honestly cracked me up.

  • Preferred User
    Preferred User

    Desi is always a riot... 😄

  • Jesus Ramirez
    Jesus Ramirez

    desi’s corresponding skills have become unbelievable. i love all her segments & they just keep getting better! she’s my wce but don’t tell her. 💕

  • Victor Flint
    Victor Flint

    This video still doesn't address what's wrong with boy scouts allowing girls in... the girl scout CEO only cares about how much money she loses if girls have options🤦🏽‍♂️ don't remember anyone saying girl scouts should be canceled

  • Paul Pena
    Paul Pena

    Can boys join the the Girl Scouts?

  • kathleenmary1000

    Back in the 70s, I was total by the GS troop leader that they didn't have room for me and I couldn't join. I was brokenhearted. I became a CEO of a major northeastern nonprofit organization without them. Boom

  • mark fairbanks
    mark fairbanks

    Actually, this is the training required to be successful at black Friday door buster events.

  • Starbird14

    Can parents send their son to girl scouts? Girl Scouts sounds way cooler and oriented towards science.

  • Toluwalase M. Efunkunle
    Toluwalase M. Efunkunle

    I'm a simple person, I see Desi, I click!

  • Cheyenne Redhead
    Cheyenne Redhead

    Vagazzling? Is she a fan of the show BMS?

  • Cherry Garcia
    Cherry Garcia

    When is she getting her own show?!?!?!?!? Funniest comedians ever! (if she were multiple people)

  • Rick Keller
    Rick Keller

    Who would have thought the CEO of Girl Scouts is a staunch advocate of traditional values and discrimination. 0:27 And just like that, Girl Scouts becomes America's version of the hijab. Are you watching parents?

  • S BMC
    S BMC

    Desi L. freaky girl! 😘😘😘😘

  • Luthien S
    Luthien S

    Never really knew anything about girl scouts other than the cookie sales, but I really wanted to see Desi in the uniform :D

  • Naomi Lavender
    Naomi Lavender

    I love you, Desi!

  • Dave Don
    Dave Don

    Why not just call call girls boys? Just leave boys alone! Be who you are!

  • Connie Fairchild
    Connie Fairchild

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  • Brian Griffen
    Brian Griffen

    She should go under cover at the GOP as Marjorie Taylor Greene.

  • Cassandra Smyth
    Cassandra Smyth

    I was allowed to participate in Boy Scouts because I lived with my father and brother who were both heavily involved. I don't recall any of the boys giving me a hard time about it, though sometimes I just didn't want to be surrounded by smelly boys. I wonder if I would have liked Girl Scouts. And I'm a little on the fence about safe spaces for a gender vs integration. Sometimes I feel like young women need a space just for them, but that kind of negates the request for Boy Scouts to be inclusive, because young men might need that space, too.

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