Yup, me, too! In fact, I'd credit a lot of the things I learned in Girl Scouts as my first steps on the path to FIRE.
Geez*, when I first sold Girl Scout Cookies, they were only fifty cents a box! Of course you can buy them cheaper elsewhere, but that's missing the point. It's about supporting Scouting. The valuable lessons the process teaches are what it's really about.
At the moment, I'm going door-to-door in my downtown area, seeking gift cards from restaurants for our library's annual fundraiser. Another committee member and I are walking together. I'm the one doing most of the talking and our success rate is pretty high. She's amazed by it; I shrug it off and say it's just like selling Girl Scout Cookies. Great life skills!
BTW, another of DH's amazing traits is that he buys them to support his colleague's or the neighbor's kids, so I don't actually have to let any moths out of my wallet, they just magically appear at home. Love that man!**
To solon, I'd say the answer is to do both to whatever level makes your heart happy.
Maybe a 3rd option, donate to another organization?
I don't understand how this answers the OP's question. Why the need for a third option, exactly?
There are costs associated with this program that Aldi (or whomever) doesn't incur, including camperships and other troop support. As an example, it costs far less for a child to be home schooled than to attend public school, because, no teacher or facility costs, or administrative overhead. Should we therefore get rid of public schools? If you're a 'Murican, our healthcare delivery system, or the cost of our prescription drugs are other fine examples.
*I knew when I was writing this it was gonna make me sound old, but fucking auto-correct changed this to "Geezer". Damn, insulted by my own electronic device!
**Want to know more of my I-married-for-the-first-time-and-FIRE(d)-at-54 story? Please visit my journal. I just started it; there's lots more good stuff to come ;-)