A 14-year-old Girl Scout is organizing a boycott of Girl Scout Cookies after a controversial decision to admit a 7-year-old transgender girl to a Colorado troop.
The California girl organizing the boycott, identified only as Taylor, said in a YouTube video that the Girl Scouts are catering only to the views of the few and called for a boycott of all Girl Scout Cookie sales.
“The real question is why is the Girl Scouts of America willing to break their own safety rules and go against its own research institute findings to accommodate transgender boys? Unfortunately, I think it is because GSUSA 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, and they are doing it with money we earned for them from Girl Scout cookies,” Taylor said in her video. “I am asking you to take action with me and boycott Girl Scout Cookies.”
Last October, a Denver chapter of the Girl Scouts originally denied entrance to Bobby Montoya, who identifies as a girl, but later rescinded the decision. Bobby’s family is supportive of her decisions and her desire to participate in the Girl Scouts.
“Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization and we accept all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade as members. If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout. Our requests for support of transgender kids have grown, and Girl Scouts of Colorado is working to best support these children, their families and the volunteers who serve them. In this case, an associate delivering our program was not aware of our approach. She contacted her supervisor, who immediately began working with the family to get the child involved and supported in Girl Scouts. We are accelerating our support systems and training so that we’re better able to serve all girls, families and volunteers,” the Girl Scouts of Colorado said in a statement about the eventual admittance of Bobby into her local troop.