Several groups are up in arms about the change in Girl Scounts policy towards transgender Girl Scouts, and the resulting confusion other girl scouts are expected to have. There is a great deal of frustration with the Girl Scouts of America by conservative groups over the acceptance of transgender kids to the program. One of these groups, The American Family Association, has started a petition that is not supportive of the changing stance of the girl scout organization. AFA urged the Girls Scouts of America leaders to “stop this nonsense by rescinding this dangerous policy [of accepting transgender kids]now.” They have already obtained over 37,000 signatures in a short time. The petition claims that the scouting organization has “lost their moral compass and needs….encouragement to rescind this new policy”. Many in support of strong family values have said they will no longer support the organization until the destructive policies are reversed.
One blog post entitled “The Meaning of Serving All Girls,” written by Dr. Andrea Bastiani Archibald explains the history of the Girl Scouts and shows how it has supported and embraced girls since 1912. Her blog states, “If a girl is recognized by her family, school and community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe.” “Inclusion of transgender children is handled at a council level on a case-by-case basis, with the welfare and best interest of all members as a top priority.” The doctor continues, “As we face a complex and rapidly-changing 21st century, our nation needs all girls to reach their full potential, which has been our focus for more than 103 years.”
The alternative definition of “girl” has many conservative groups up in arms, and in disagreement with Dr. Archibald’s comments on how to define a “girl”.
Penny Nancy, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, has warned that the Girl Scouts of America’s policy on transgender children creates a multitude of problems. It raises many complications and questions for parents and volunteers that have been working at Girl Scouts’ facilities for years.
It’s possible this issue began to blossom back in 2011, when the scouts published “MEdia”, a book designed for girls in grades six through eight, and offered insight into how young minds should process media messages surrounding them. The book referred its young readers to “Media Matters for America” as a primary source for searching out answers. Many agree this organization spreads lies and deceit through the media. “Media Matters” is a liberal group known for taking partisan stances usually against conservative or moderate values.
The truth remains that a person who is born with an XY chromosome is a male, while a person born with an XX chromosome is a female. There is no arguing about this as science is clear. It is a reality it seems, unless you are a liberal politician, and liberal enough to have it mean that we are whatever we believe we are.
As many have said, playing with nature just isn’t wise. Transgender children…..no wonder no one knows who they are today. It’s not surprising that our kids have unprecedented social problems and continue to struggle with relationships, school, and societal assimilation in general. The change in Girl Scouts policy towards transgender Girl Scouts appears to perpetuate the societal changes that are destroying out youth.