Rhiannon Tomtishen & Madi Vorva

Madi & Rhiannon have shown an incredible tenacity in their campaign to have palm oil removed from Girl Scout cookies.  They have continued to reach new heights with the help of so many great organizations and dedicated individuals. Orangutan Outreach is honored to have been able to do our little part to help them reach their noble goals. They are an inspiration to us all!

We’ve been collaborating with Madi & Rhiannon since 2008, when their campaign to have palm oil removed from Girl Scout cookies was first brought to our attention. It was clear from day one that these two girls were not going to give up the fight.

Madi & Rhiannon: Background

Madi & Rhiannon: A History in Photos

Media Coverage of Madi & Rhiannon


Madi & Rhiannon’s UN Forest Heroes Video

Madi & Rhiannon Launch New Online Campaign

Madi & Rhiannon have officially launched their newest campaign, an online petition on change.org calling on Girl Scout USA to align Girl Scout Cookies with the Girl Scout Law “to make the world a better place”. Please sign this petition and share the campaign link with everyone you think would be interested in supporting their amazing work!


Rhiannon & Madi Win UN Forest Heroes Award

February 9, 2012 — The United Nations has awarded Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, two 16-year-old Girl Scouts from Michigan, the first ever International Forest Heroes Award for North America.  The girls were nominated for the award by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) for bringing international attention to the threat palm oil production in Indonesia and Malaysia poses to orangutans and tropical forests.   Read the full story.

Rhiannon & Madi’s Speech at 2011 Brower Youth Awards

Madi & Rhiannon at TEDxRedmond: Some foods don’t taste quite as sweet