The California-based teen is hoping to spearhead a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies after the organization’s controversial decision to admit a 7-year-old transgender child to a Colorado troop this past fall.
The girl, which World News Daily has identified only as Taylor from Ventura County, Calif., appears in a YouTube video in which she claims her organization is using proceeds from sales of the popular cookies to “[promote] the desires of a small handful of people.”
“Right now, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A…is not being honest with us girls, its troops, its leaders, its parents or the American public,” Taylor, who claims to have been a Girl Scout for eight years, says in the clip. “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.”
She goes on to note, “I am asking you to take action with me and boycott Girl Scout Cookies.” The video eventually concludes with a tagline for the Honest Girl Scouts site, which describes itself as a group “concerned with the alarming choices GSUSA has been making,” and “advocating for a change back to simply building girls of good character.”
Last fall’s decision to admit Bobby Montoya after initially excluding her has already been met with considerable controversy. In December, three Louisiana-based leaders resigned and dissolved their troops in the wake of the incident, with one calling it “an almost dangerous situation” for children, according to The Baptist Press.
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.”
After confessing to having difficulty switching from male to female pronouns when discussing her child, Montoya’s mother Felisha Archuleta defended her daughter to ABC, saying, “I believe he was born in the wrong body…no one would know he’s a boy unless they pulled his pants down.”
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- Teen Girl Calls For Nationwide Girl Scout Cookies Boycott For Including Transgender Children (buzzfeed.com)