Critics of the gsusa also take issue with their role models.
In 2001, gsusa President Connie Matsui came under fire from the American Family Association for lauding "That's a Family!"
The gsusa officially maintains a neutral position on abortion and birth control.
The plan is currently frozen and gsusa is appealing to Congress to change the way it can be funded.
So was gsusa just another victim of a global recession, as gsusa execs have stated?
“I felt it was important for my council and gsusa to know what girls really wanted,” she says.