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Can a Boy Join the Girl Scout?

the answer is yes. The Girl Scout has a rule allowing a transgendered
child – meaning if the child identifies as a girl and the family treats
him (her) as such, then yes, she can join the Girl Scout.

Deborah Netburn of LA Times Nation Now blog has the story:

What does it take for an anatomical boy to be enough of a girl
to join the Girl Scouts?

The question came up recently when 7-year-old Bobby Montoya —
a long-haired, Bratz-loving, biological boy — asked his mother to sign
him up for a Girl Scout troop near his Colorado home.

The troop leader said no. So Bobby’s mom, Felisha Archuleta, went
to the media — telling a local television station that her son has
loved "girl stuff" since he was 2, and that the troop leader’s
decision to reject him had left him devastated.

"I said, ‘What’s the big deal?’ and she says, ‘It doesn’t
matter how he looks, he has boy parts; he can’t be a Girl Scout,’ "Archuleta
told Colorado’s Channel 9 News.

But in fact, Girl Scouts of Colorado does allow people with boy
parts to join its troops, as long as the child is truly transgendered
— meaning the child identifies as a girl, and the family identifies
the child as a girl.

"We feel it is important to include all girls, so when a family
says, ‘This is my daughter and she wants to be a Girl Scout,’ we are
not going to question that," Rachelle Trujillo, vice president
of communications for Girl Scouts of Colorado told The Times.

| News report over at Colorado’s Channel
9 News

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October 31st, 2011

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