Girl Scouts and Transgender Girls

I've never had a lot of pride in my Girl Scout career. It intersected with a difficult time in my life, and being more of a camping than a sleepover kind of girl, I always felt drawn more to the rough and tumble outdoorsy Boy Scouts. Besides, I always hated that we had to sell those damn cookies in the bitter cold of winter.So it suddenly feels strange to have this huge sense of pride in my years as a Brownie, Junior and Cadette since the revelation that GSUSA has been fully including … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs – Scouting for Pagans…

As American as apple pie and baseball, are hallmark institutions like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Most Americans have been exposed to both of these groups through their lives. Whether through active enrollment for a time in such a program, or from their friends being involved in the program, or the annual fund-raisers and volunteer projects in the community that scouts participate in. Of course, while we think of these organizations as uniquely American institutions, the fact is … [Read more...]