Girl Scout Cookies: Teen Calls for Boycott over Transgender Scouts


I love Girl Scout cookies, but I usually forget cookie season until it’s too late and all the treats are gone. This year I’m making sure to buy a few extra boxes because a mean California Girl Scout named Taylor is urging a nationwide boycott of Girl Scout cookies over Girl Scouts USA admitting transgender girls into their troops.

In her YouTube video [which has now been marked Private], Taylor–who has been in the Girl Scouts for eight years–raises the trope of bathrooms and sleeping accommodations. And Taylor cites this statement from Rachelle Trujillo, vice president for communications of the Colorado Girl Scouts as the reason she’d like to see everyone stop buying Thin Mints:

We accept all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade as members. 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. If a child is living as a girl, that’s good enough for us. We don’t require any proof of gender.

That statement alone equals a purchase of two extra boxes of Savannah Smiles, plus a box each of Dulce de Leches and Samoas as a thank you to my dude roommate for putting out the garbage cans.

Taylor’s video is posted on, a site which froths over with anti-LGBT and anti-sex education links, and demands that Girl Scouts USA:

ELIMINATE SEXUAL EDUCATION FROM GIRL SCOUT PERMISSION AND CURRICULA, leaving that aspect of life to each girl’s respective parent / family / guardian.

BREAK ALL ASSOCIATION, MEMBERSHIP AND FUNDING FROM WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts), as they clearly demonstrate a friendship with International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) and its worldwide agenda of explicit sexual education for young children. also wants an end to cooking funds being used to pay

New Age consultants to train Girl Scout executives.

Transphobic Taylor cites a Girl Scout publication that says all girl-activities allow you to

Be yourself

Look how you want to look

which is exactly why transgender girls might wish to join their local troop. Girl Scout’s Rachelle Trujillo told the Baptist Press that:

Transgendered children are currently serving in Girl Scout troops in the U.S.

though she did not give details.

As my friend Victoria said in email:

Little bitch! Guess we will have to buy extra cookies this year,

a sentiment reflected in many of the comments on Taylor’s video. So support your local troop, Girl Scouts and transgender children by buying Girl Scout cookies.

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.