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Another Cookie Boycott: Teen Opposes Transgender Scouts (Video)

By joslyngray |

Is this a trend? On the heels of a group of Girl Scouts in Ohio boycotting cookie sales to protest the closing of some historical Girl Scout camps, another cookie boycott has surfaced in California.

A group called Honest Girl Scouts released a video on YouTube of a fourteen-year-old girl, identified only as Taylor from Ventura County, California, advocating a boycott of Girl Scout cookies. Taylor’s reason? Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. (GSUSA) allows transgendered children to participate in Girl Scouting.

By late Thursday afternoon, the video had been made “private” on both YouTube and the Honest Girl Scouts website, and was no longer accessible.

In the video, Taylor, who says she has been a Girl Scout for eight years, says that “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.”

In October, a child named Bobby Montoya, born a boy but self-identifying as a girl, was rejected by a local Girl Scout troop, but then admitted at the urging of Girl Scouts of Colorado. At the time, the Girl Scouts of Colorado released a statement through the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), noting, “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.”

Taylor appears in the video in Girl Scout wearing a Girl Scout sash, but with her troop number covered in silver duct tape.

Honest Girl Scouts‘ website proclaims itself as “concerned about the alarming changes GSUSA has been making” and  ”advocating for a change back to simply building girls of good character.”

The Honest Girl Scouts organization is peeved about not just GSUSA’s inclusion of transgendered children, but that it may provide sex education to girls.  The organization also claims that GSUSA has a “pro-lesbian, pro-abortion agenda.”  Particularly galling to the organization seems to be that Betty Friedan, the founder of the National Organization of Women, was on the GSUSA Board for 12 years. (Horrors!)

Responses to Taylor’s video continue to proliferate on YouTube, including one suggesting that perhaps Taylor is going for her “Prejudice Badge.” Another response features a former Girl Scout who takes issue with Taylor’s assessment that trans people have “special mental issues.”


So, um, yeah.  I’ll still be freezing my Samoas off at cookie booths from now ’til March with my three cookie-sellin’ daughters.

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12 thoughts on “Another Cookie Boycott: Teen Opposes Transgender Scouts (Video)

  1. Linda, t.o.o. says:

    This just makes me want to buy more cookies.

  2. Karen says:

    BUY MORE COOKIES. I just wrote about this on my own blog. My daughter is a Girl Scout, and she will continue to be one. SELLING COOKIES.

  3. Girl Scout Mom says:

    This Girl Scout is NOT worthy of the uniform. She is a hypocrite when she takes the promise to follow the Girl Scout Law. Shame on her.

    Girl Scout Mission

    Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

    On my honor, I will try:
    To serve God and my country,
    To help people at all times,
    And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

    The Girl Scout Law

    I will do my best to be
    honest and fair,
    friendly and helpful,
    considerate and caring,
    courageous and strong, and
    responsible for what I say and do,
    and to
    respect myself and others,
    respect authority,
    use resources wisely,
    make the world a better place, and
    be a sister to every Girl Scout.

  4. joslyngray says:

    Linda — I know, right? I’ll be eating those Thin Mints by the SLEEVE.

  5. joslyngray says:

    Girl Scout Mom — When I talked with my daughters about this story tonight at dinner, they brought up exactly that — that at every meeting, they pledge to be “considerate and caring … responsible for what I say and do … and to respect myself and others, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.”

  6. joslyngray says:

    Karen — Us too! Bring on the cookie booths!

  7. Linda, t.o.o. says:

    The whole video is just so mean spirited and pointless, as this wasn’t even an issue which was impacting her her directly. Like transgendered kids don’t have enough going on without this asshat chiming in. I just want to slap her, Bring on the Tagalongs!

  8. pamela houck says:

    it’s amazing what the world is coming to. How can we teach our children to accept one another, when this is happening. I myself was a girl scout from daisy girl to senior Cadette. Not once was i thinking who was in my group. I was thinking wow what great life long friends i will have through out my life. Its sad that in this day and age, we are still casting people out by their beliefs, lifestyle or anything else we ourselves thinks is away from the norm. it saddens me!

  9. Von says:

    Once again (I have read every one of your blog posts) I thank you for bringing issues to my attention. And that your girls totally get the relationship between what they recite and how it relates to the world around them makes my heart sing. Thanks for entertaining and informing me and thanks for raising kids who make the future seem bright and promising!

  10. Maija @ Maija's Mommy Moments says:

    I’d actually buy more cookies if I knew the girl scouts in my area were inclusive.

  11. Since when did being accepting of others and allowing people to make their own decisions become being “pro-lesbian and pro-abortion”?!! I don’t buy girl scout cookies normally. Maybe one pack. But if I knew the girl scouts in my area are inclusive and nonjudgmental I just might buy a case!

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