The Boy Scouts could learn more than a little bit from the Girl Scouts

2 Jul

So we keep hearing how the Boy Scouts of America, in their infinite assholery, are so afraid of homosexuality that, while they may admit boys who identify as gay, they will not–I repeat, will not!–accept adult gay men within their leadership.

In other words: give us your money for twelve years, then fuck off, you (insert homosexual slur of choice here)!

The Girl Scouts of America? They will accept not only girls of all colors and religions, they also accept girls who identify as lesbians, and they welcome trans girls.

And the Girl Scouts are so committed to diversity and inclusivity and to fostering acceptance and tolerance, that they will return a $100,000.00 (yes, that’s a hundred thousand dollars) donation, because the donor demanded that the money would not support transgender girls.

From the organizations FAQs page:

Girl Scouts is proud to be the premiere leadership organization for girls in the country. Placement of transgender youth is handled on a case-by-case basis, with the welfare and best interests of the child and the members of the troop/group in question a top priority. That said, if the child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, then Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe.

But, but…what about camping? are the Girl Scouts really going to put girls who may or may not have boy parts in a tent with cis girls????

These situations are rare and are considered individually with the best interests of all families in mind. Should any girl requiring special accommodations wish to camp, GSUSA recommends that the local council makes similar accommodation that schools across the country follow in regard to changing, sleeping arrangements, and other travel-related activities. With respect to volunteers, Girl Scouts welcomes both male and female adult volunteers and has developed appropriate safeguards regarding roles and responsibilities to ensure that girls receive the proper supervision and support.

And the world, mark my words, will not end.

2 Responses to “The Boy Scouts could learn more than a little bit from the Girl Scouts”

  1. Lori 02/07/2015 at 12:12 PM #

    Not everyone is insane. And some are even accepting.

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