The Girl Scouts aim to make everyone feel accepted; this is something they have been working at for years.
The Girl Scouts have always worked closely with churches. Because they both believe in helping people, many of their beliefs are very similar, but now they have come to a crossroad.
The Archbishop of St. Louis made a statement saying that he feels the Girl Scouts have become a bad place for young women and many believe him. This has led to many questions about the Girl Scouts.
He is not the only one concerned with the Girl Scouts’ new decisions. A Girl Scout council in Western Washington was offered a $100,000 donation that was only to be used on non-transgender scouts, which the organization turned down.
There may be people against this, but there are also many people in favor of the Girl Scouts’ new acceptance of the transgender community.
The Girl Scouts has always been about helping young women grow up to reach their full potential. To help shape women into kind, giving and accepting people, they spend time doing community service and giving to people who need it. They talk about accepting everyone, so why wouldn’t that include the LGBT+ community?
Now that they have begun to actually support everyone like they always have said they do the church no longer supports them. Many feel the church is in the wrong in this instance.
The people say this is what our young women need; they need to learn at a young age that not everyone is the same and that’s okay. It is okay to be different because people will still support you. This message gives girls confidence, which is something that we really need in today’s society.
We are living in the 21st century and woman still don’t get paid the same as men. People are judged based on anything from their size to their sexual orientation. It doesn’t matter who you are, at some point every woman has faced scrutiny.
That is why the Girl Scouts support everyone: because on the inside, we are all the same. We are all humans and that’s all that should matter. They have made it a point to let everyone know that’s what they believe.
It is confusing how some churches preach compassion for all but condemn those who are different. The Girl Scouts truly supports everyone, just like they say.