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Teen calls for boycott of Girl Scout cookies over transgender members

post #1 of 25
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/teen-calls-boycott-girl-scout-cookies-transgender-members-article-1.1005123#commentpostform

 

 

I've never been one to speak for the GS... but now... I realize it's not them, it's the parents and kids involved that make things bad.

post #2 of 25

Yeah, I read a commentary on this from another news source the other day, and watched the video, and was a bit disgusted.  Kids don't magically come up with this stuff on their own.  I have a feeling that the parents were totally involved with this.

post #3 of 25

Very sad thing. Haven't decided how much to tell my nearly 9 yo GS about this. Opinions?

 

post #4 of 25
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I don't know.  It's very sad that this girl would go out of her way to do this.  I was really at a loss when I saw the video. 

post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Ellien C View Post

Very sad thing. Haven't decided how much to tell my nearly 9 yo GS about this. Opinions?

 



What aspect of it?

 

I have a 10 yo boy and a 13 yo girl and have talked about the girl scouts being an inclusive organization with them.  If I had a girl scout I would be proud of the organization and want my kids to know.  We've talked about it in context of DS not joining the boy scouts because of their policies.

 

How much do you talk about current events/issues with your 9 yo in general?

post #6 of 25

Sad. I could only watch halfway through. She was so robotic and coached.  I haven't bought GS cookies in a long time, but I think I will this year. Wish there was a way to find out what troops allowed the transgendered child to join - I'd support them.

post #7 of 25
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Wish there was a way to find out what troops allowed the transgendered child to join - I'd support them.



The troop that brought the issue to light was in Colorado.  The girl (Bobby Montoya) decided *not* go join, though.  In the Girl Scouts statement, though, they said that there currently ARE other transgender girls enrolled in troops.  I would think finding that out what troops have transgendered girls in them would violate their right to privacy.

 

There is a facebook page called "Support Trans Inclusivity; Buy Girl Scout Cookies" that has additional information:

 

http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/323056437727938/

 

 

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You can:
*Donate directly and let them know it is in support of their inclusivity (and according to GSUSA, you can even ear mark it for LGBTQ initiatives within the Girl Scouts)
*Buy cookies from your local scouts and eat them
*Buy cookies from your local scouts and donate them to organizations that support LGBTQ youth (and/or adults), so that way the Girl Scouts get $$ and credit, and local orgs get the benefit of the cookies.****
 

 

post #8 of 25
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I have a friend who after 30 yrs finally decided to take the step and become a woman.  I'm proud of her and all she has done in her life.  She was a marine, was a husband and is an absolutely wonderful friend.  She is lucky to have so many people that love her and accept her.  Seeing this article after getting a call from my friend made me sick.  People hurt so many others over absolutely ridiculous beliefs.  And it saddens me that this still happens.  It saddens me that there are parents who foster these beliefs and pass them down to their children.  

post #9 of 25

I wish girl scouts would just be replaced with Kid Scouts or something (having a separate scout organization for girls made sense 100 years ago, but I don't think it's best today), but I have to give them kudos for this.

 

I made a donation on their website. 

post #10 of 25
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I do too.  I would support it even more if they blended and allowed all kids to participate.
 

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Originally Posted by Cyllya View Post

I wish girl scouts would just be replaced with Kid Scouts or something (having a separate scout organization for girls made sense 100 years ago, but I don't think it's best today), but I have to give them kudos for this.

 

I made a donation on their website. 



 

post #11 of 25
that video was so sad bigeyes.gif
post #12 of 25
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I just bought 20 boxes and donated them to meals on wheels.  I never buy them but obviously I feel the need to now.

post #13 of 25

What strikes me is what a fuss about nothing..I mean how many transgendered girls are joining scouting, what 3 maybe? And it is not like, if as a parent ,I had a problem with it. I wouldn't be able to find another troop. The troops are run pretty independently, and they make it pretty easy to start your own. Freedom of association, works really well here.

 

on the other hand, I have no problem with someone stating their beliefs, no matter how backward they are. The Girl cares about something and made a video to promote her viewpoint. Good for her. I however, don't agree with her, just her right to be as wackadoo as she wants to be.

 

Will not affect my cookie buying habits, I buy every box I see and eat the overpriced things like they have crack in them anyway

post #14 of 25

what Ruby said. 

 

 

post #15 of 25

Best case scenario: this is all a diabolical plot to sell more Girl Scout cookies. Everyone I know who saw that pathetic video has immediately announced their intention to buy 50 boxes. I bet sales *soar* this year.

 

post #16 of 25
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Exactly!  Wonder if it's a hoax?  EW SHIESTY!

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Originally Posted by *MamaJen* View Post

Best case scenario: this is all a diabolical plot to sell more Girl Scout cookies. Everyone I know who saw that pathetic video has immediately announced their intention to buy 50 boxes. I bet sales *soar* this year.

 



 

post #17 of 25
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Exactly!  Wonder if it's a hoax?  EW SHIESTY!



Hoax or no, there are 20 very happy Meals on Wheels recipients in your area!  love.gif

 

post #18 of 25
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I know.  That's all that matters.
 

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Hoax or no, there are 20 very happy Meals on Wheels recipients in your area!  love.gif

 



 

post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by TiredX2 View Post



The troop that brought the issue to light was in Colorado.  The girl (Bobby Montoya) decided *not* go join, though.  In the Girl Scouts statement, though, they said that there currently ARE other transgender girls enrolled in troops.  I would think finding that out what troops have transgendered girls in them would violate their right to privacy.

 

There is a facebook page called "Support Trans Inclusivity; Buy Girl Scout Cookies" that has additional information:

 

http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/323056437727938/

 

 

 




Thank you! Cookie season just started in my area so I'm going to buy a bunch. I don't even really like them, but I'll give them away. :)

post #20 of 25

I so wish I had a GS cookie source!! I want to buy some this year to support their inclusive program!! I don't usually buy them (don't have the money), but I was SO HAPPY to find out that they are inclusive.

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