Transgender Kid Joins Girl Scouts
October 28, 2011 by staff
Transgender Kid Joins Girl Scouts, A child in Colorado is in the headlines after he tried to join your local Girl Scout troop. Bobby Montoya, 7, identified as a girl, but was told by a local troop leader who could not join the group because of his “boy parts.” After your local news story, Girl Scouts, said Bobby was really welcome. Here is a brief guide:
Why Bobby wants to be a Girl Scout?
Bobby looks, acts and dresses like a girl. “He has been doing this since I was 2 years old,” says her mother, Felisa Archuleta. “He is loved girlie things, so only allowed to dress as he wants.” Bobby’s sister is one of the Girl Scouts, so I wanted to join, too.
What happened when you tried to get in?
Archuleta says the local army said by telephone that Bobby was welcome, but when it came to the meeting, the leader of the troops “went crazy” and said that “no matter how it looks, it has parts of a child, he can” t be in the Girl Scouts. “The troop leader,” was very rude and did mourn, “says the mother of Bobby.” He was devastated by what he said. ”
However, the Girl Scouts eventually welcomed Bobby, right?
Following a local news report on the Bobby test, Girl Scouts of Colorado issued a statement saying that the scout leader had not noticed or acted in accordance with their policies. “If a child is identified as a child and the child’s family is presented as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes you as one of the Girl Scouts,” the statement said. “Our requests for support of transgender children have grown, and Girl Scouts of Colorado is working to better support these children, their families and volunteers who serve them.”
This is Bobby a Girl Scout now?
No. After her ordeal, Bobby’s grandmother, Rose Archuleta says: “My daughter never going to take back to join the troop of Girl Scouts.” While Bobby could join another group, Rose says the group in question is the one near where they live, and that Bobby’s mother is busy coming and going to his three sons and their various activities.
There were others satisfied with the explanation of Girl Scouts?
For the most part, yes. “Gender-variant children are pretty difficult,” says Jeanne Sager the shock. “Any organization that wants to make these children feel more comfortable and more like other children is good in my book.” Yes, “Right On”, says Monica Bielanko in Babble. Maybe it’s time we just finished with the distinction of Girl Scouts Scout / Boy says Instinct. “Just to be Scouts.”
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