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Girl Scouts Allows 7-Year-Old Boy to Join

October 26, 2011|4:15 pm

The Colorado Girl Scouts have said they would allow a 7-year-old boy to join after initially rejecting his application.

The boy, Bobby Montoya, wants to join his sister in the group. According to a Daily Mail report, he also dresses like a girl and loves playing with dolls.

A troop leader initially told Bobby he could not join because he was a boy and rejected his application.

However, the Girl Scouts released a statement to KUSA saying a worker gave Bobby's family the wrong information.

The boy's mother, Felisha Archulets, was told the her son could not join the Girl Scouts because he has "boy parts."

She told KUSA, "He's been doing this since he was about two-years-old. He's loved girl stuff, so we just let him dress how he wants."

In a statement the organization said, "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."

"In this case, an associate delivering our program was not aware of our approach. She contacted her supervisor, who immediately began working with the family to get the child involved and supported in Girl Scouts,” the organization stated.

Adding, “We are accelerating our support systems and training so that we're better able to serve all girls, families and volunteers.”

The Girl Scouts have said they have received lots of requests to support transgender kids. The organization said it would support the children, families and volunteers who help them.

Source URL : http://www.christianpost.com/news/girl-scouts-allows-7-year-old-boy-to-join-59467/