Girl Scout Chapters Fold After Boy Allowed to Join
Young Colorado boy who dressed as a girl was allowed to join a troop
Admit it, growing up we all had that one peculiar boy in our class that would rather play with Barbie dolls instead of G.I. Joe action figures. Or opted to double dutch instead of play football. Well, in 2011, that peculiar kid is now joining the Girl Scouts and parents aren't too pleased about it.
Colorado 7-year old Bobby Montoya made headlines in October when he let it be known that he "liked girl stuff" and wanted to join his local Girl Scouts troop. People laughed at the idea, but two months later, Montoya has been allowed to join. Some people are so mad that they've elected to disband their troops and align themselves with the alternative American Heritage Girls who obviously don't go for that.
"It goes against what we believe," says Susan Bryant-Snure, a mother and former Troop leader in Louisiana. She went on to call the decision to let Montoya in "extremely confusing" and an "almost dangerous situation" for children.
The Girl Scouts organization doesn't see what the big deal is.
"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," the Colorado chapter said via statement.
Chapter vice president Rachelle Trujillo added, "If a child is living as a girl, that's good enough for us. We don't require any proof of gender."
Kind of makes you ask yourself if every girl that's been selling you cookies all these years, was really a girl.