Girl Scouts of Colorado allow 7-year old transgender boy to join, after rejecting him earlier (Video)

By on Oct 27, 2011 in Lifestyle, Parenting, United States Comments

The Girl Scouts of Colorado reportedly said that they will now allow the 7-year old transgender boy to join them, after rejecting him earlier, as shown in the news video.

7-year old transgender boy Bobby Montoya
Image Credit: KUSA-TV/CNN

As noted in US news sites on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, the Girl Scouts of Colorado initially did not allow 7-year-old Bobby Montoya to join them, but the organization reversed their decision later.

Bobby identifies as a girl, and he’s a boy.” Felisha Archuleta, Bobby‘s mother was quoted in a KUSA-TV interview recently; noting that she allows Bobby to dress and behave how he wants to be.

“He’s been doing this since he was about 2 years old. He’s loved girl stuff, so we just let him dress how he wants, as long as he’s happy.” She added, citing her disappointment when her son was rejected from joining the Girl Scouts.

“It doesn’t matter how he looks, he has boy parts; he can’t be in Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts don’t allow that I don’t want to be in trouble by parents or my supervisor.” A Girl Scout troop leader was quoted by Mrs. Archuleta.

Nevertheless, KUSA-TV was said to have talked with the organization that said they are now allowing the 7-year old transgender boy to join them; but did not reveal the name of the trooper who rejected Bobby earlier.

Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization and we accept all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade as members.” The Girl Scouts of Colorado was quoted in a statement.

“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.” The statement added.

“Our requests for support of transgender kids have grown, and Girl Scouts of Colorado is working to best support these children, their families and the volunteers who serve them.” The organization explained further.

Meanwhile, it was not clear if Bobby will still be joining them since the family noted that they are really upset with the way they were treated earlier.

7-year old boy Bobby Montoya, wants to join the Girl Scouts
Video Credit: InfoCareMedia/YouTube/KUSA-TV/CNN

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