- Simon Tam
- Portland, OR
- United States
Director of Marketing & Business Development, The Slants LLC
Should the Girl Scouts Allow Transgender Students to Join the Organization?
Last year, The Girls Scouts made headlines whena single troop leader denied a transgender child admission into the organization. The decision caused a bit of a stir and several leaders resigned and dissolved their troops after the incident.
This year, the Girl Scouts international allowed the same child (Bobby Montoya) to join but now other Girl Scouts are protesting the decision. In fact, one scout (identified only as Taylor) has made a YouTube video crticizing the decision, stating that it endangers the girls for allowing the boy who identifies as a girl to enter.
Personally, I believe that the protesting girl does not grasp the Girl Socuts’ mission of “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place” or their ideas of empowerment: “relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.”
What do you think?