According to a story in the CNSNews.com, the Girl Scouts of Colorado are allowing a year-year-old boy to join a local troop because he is “living life as a girl.” After the boy, Bobby Montoya, was initially told he couldn’t join by a local troop leader, the statewide organization stepped in and said the Girl Ssouts are “on inclusive organization” and that Bobby would be allowed to join.
“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,” said the Girl Scouts of Colorado in a statement. “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.
Felisha Archuleta, the boy’s mother, has since told ABC News that she is in contact with the organization and has been assured that the leader who rejected Bobby would be given “sensitivity classes.”
“I believe [Bobby] was born in the wrong body,” she said. “For birthdays, he asked for ponies. He had a princess birthday, and last year when he turned 7, he had a Rapunzel birthday. I have just basically supported him.” She claimed that her son has believed he was a girl since he was two years old.