A young boy named Bobby Montoya, who could very well be transgender, was rejected by the Girl Scouts because he has "boy parts." Because you probably suck at selling Thin Mints if you have a penis.
HuffPo reports that Bobby prefers to wear "girl clothes" and play with "girl toys" and recently he wanted to join the Girl Scouts. However, when he and his mother went to their local troop leader, he was turned away. According to 9 News, the Girl Scouts worker said he could not join, regardless of how he feels, because he had "boy parts." Bobby's mother recounts the conversation:
"I said, 'Well, what's the big deal?' 'It doesn't matter how he looks, he has boy parts, he can't be in Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts don't allow that [and] I don't want to be in trouble by parents or my supervisor,'" Archuleta told 9 News.
Fox News has said that the Girl Scouts Of Colorado have since admitted a mistake was made. Apparently the worker who turned Montoya away was unfamiliar with the group's policies regarding transgender kids, and he is now welcome to join the group.
While one would assume that this might invite bullying, Bobby says that he doesn't want to change because of it.
Aside from the possibility of Bobby being transgender (in which he should be allowed in the Girl Scouts no matter what), why is there a Boy Scouts and a Girl Scouts? It should just be Scouts and one can select different activities to participate in, no?
Oh, and, what an awesome mom, right?!