A 14-year-old Girl Scout, who calls herself "Taylor," has called for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies (video below) to protest against the inclusion of a transgender seven-year-old child in the Colorado chapter of the Girl Scouts.
The issue became news in October when the Girls Scouts of Colorado accepted seven-year-old Bobby Montoya, who was born a boy, but considers himself a girl.
"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 Colorado chapter said at the time. 'We do not require proof of gender."
Taylor, who has been a Girl Scout for eight years, recorded a video (below) where she says that allowing a transgender child into the organization goes against Girl Scout values and puts the girls’ safety at risk.
"'Why is GSUSA willing to break its own safety rules and go against its own research findings to accommodate transgender boys?" Taylor asks.
"Unfortunately, I think it is because GSUSA cares more about promoting the desires of a small handful of people than it does my safety and the safety of my friends. And they are doing it with the money we earn for them by selling Girl Scout cookies."
She also quotes several Girl Scout guidelines from the organization that do contradict an inclusion of boys.
The footage of Taylor was posted to honestgirlscouts.com, a group that supports an end to sex education in Girl Scouts. The video was taken down, but has now gone viral on the web.