Put down the thin mints and step away

The Girl Scouts have been in the news over the past few years for various scandals. And they again were all over the news as a little boy named Bobby Montoya tried to join. The story started off predictably enough. Montoya and his mother tried to sign him up for the Girl Scouts only to be told by the local troop leader he was not allowed. Most boys would simply join the Boy Scouts. But Montoya is a special case. He lives his life as a girl, and so, he wants to be a Girl Scout.

After his rejection, his mother did what any common-sense, rational, responsible parent would: whine to the media.

“I said, ‘What’s the big deal?’ and she says, ‘It doesn’t matter how he looks, he has boy parts; he can’t be a Girl Scout,’” Archuleta told Colorado’s Channel 9 News.

Girl Scouts of Colorado were quick to clarify, saying that anyone with boy parts that lives life as a girl and whose family identifies him as such is allowed to join Girl Scouts. The “mix-up” was blamed on confusion, and how the mom introduced her child: as a boy.