I was a Girl Scout when I was younger, but due
to my family moving around a great deal, I
was never able to rejoin.
Recently, the subject of the Boy Scouts not
allowing gays to pledge came up. I was
wondering if Girl Scouts has a similar
"discrimination", not so much for me, but for
There is nothing in your materials that says
that you do not allow lesbians, bisexuals,
transgendered or genderqueers to pledge,
however there is also nothing in your
materials that states that you do not
discriminate due to sex, race, color, sexuality,
If you could please respond to this, it would
be much appreciated.
Their response to my message:
Your message was received and forwarded to me for response.
The Girl Scouts value diversity and inclusiveness and, therefore, do not
discriminate on any basis.
However, we do not permit the advocacy or
promotion of personal lifestyle or sexual orientation, nor do we recruit
accordingly. Indeed, we have firm standards relating to appropriate
conduct on the part of all adults who work with girls. We believe that
sexual orientation is a private matter for girls and their families to
Director, Information and Referral Center
Girl Scouts of the USA
Is it just me, or are they confused?