Cookie Boycott Over Transgender Child

A 14-year-old Girl Scout from California is calling for a nationwide boycott of Girl Scout Cookies over the inclusion of a transgender child into the organization.

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A group called HonestGirlScouts.com sent out a press release to various pro-family groups and religious publications, and shared a YouTube video of the teen girl stating her reasons as why she thinks there should be a nationwide boycott of Girl Scout cookies.

The teen, identified only as Taylor in the video, is upset at GSUSA's "bias for transgenders." She is referencing the organization decision to admit a 7-year-old transgender child, Bobby Montoya, to a Girl Scout troop in Colorado this fall.

"Right now, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is not being honest with us girls, its troops, its leaders, its parents or the American public," says Taylor. "Girl Scouts describes itself as an all-girl experience. With that label, families trust that the girls will be in an environment that is not only nurturing and sensitive to girls' needs, but also safe for girls."

"I am asking you to take action with me and boycott Girl Scout Cookies," Taylor goes on to say.

We aren't sure why Taylor thinks a transgender child is not "safe for girls" or who has motivated her to make the video. In the clip, the teen claims to have been a Girl Scout for eight years. Check out the video below.

 

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Comments on "Girl Scout calls for boycott over inclusion of transgender child"

Stacy January 13, 2012 | 1:38 PM

As a former Girl Scout and a former troop leader for my daughter...Kudos to this transgender child for doing something she believes! I would have welcomed her into my troop!

pbnhoney January 12, 2012 | 5:14 PM

I agree with Lydia 100%. This group should never be exclusive whether it is race or gender identity. This is not a boy, in male clothing wanting to be a boy scout. He is advocating for the same treatment, rules and practices of other girl scouts. He is also doing everything he can to socially transition at his age to female. The AMA, APA, WPATH and other agencies all support the social and (later) medical transitions of transgender people as medically necessary. If this child is going to be excluded from girl Scouts it won't stop there. There is bullying at school, later rejection from school clubs, sports, college admission and as adults discrimination knows no limits. Thank G-d the Girl Scouts has taken this stance and I will be buying lots of delicious thin mints this year!!

Lydia January 12, 2012 | 1:34 PM

I'd like to remind this girl and anyone else reading that when Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts in 1912, it was to the general shock and horror of the social elite. Who ever thought of girls learning to be independent thinkers? Going out into nature? Gasp! They should be at home sewing...if you give them ideas, then they may even want the vote! Juliette was a forward thinker, a visionary, and a courageous woman who was not afraid to stand up and challenge the social norms. She did this, not because she, as this girl puts "cares more about promoting the desires of a small handful of people than it does for my safety and the safety of my friends and sister Girl Scouts". Juliette founded the Girl scouts to GIVE WOMEN A VOICE. To empower a part of society that was marginalized, mistreated, and silenced. She did so at great peril to her social standing, religious upbringing, and family expectations. Were she alive today, i think she would strip the badges off of this girl's vest and remind her of the oath she had to take when first bridging to brownies. This behavior is anything but honest, respectful, courageous, and it is definitely not sisterly. After 13 years as a Girl Scout, I am proud to support any organization that includes and supports those whose unconventional position in society means they are lacking friends and a voice. To be a sister and friend, unconditionally to those in need. That is what girl scouting has taught me...and I might add, that is also what Jesus teaches.

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