Girl Scouts Return Anti-Trans Money

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington turned down a $100,000 donation after the donor made a startling request: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If you can’t, please return the money.” Despite the fact that the money could send 500 girls to Scout camp, CEO Megan Ferland told the donor that “Girl Scouts is for every girl” and returned the money. (In 2012, when Ferland headed the Girl Scouts’ Colorado council, she also stood up for a trans girl who was turned away from a troop.) The regional council hopes to recoup the lost funds through an IndieGogo campaign, aptly titled “Girl Scouts is #ForEVERYGirl.”