7 year old boy wants to join girls scout

United States
October 27, 2011 11:39am CST
this is 7 year old boy wants to join the girl scout this news was reported news 9 why his application to join them girls scout was denied why he's doesn't belong to that organization girl scout is for girl scout only not for a boy do you think should a 7 year old boy be allowed to join the girl scout?
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@surfer222 (1714)
• Indonesia
28 Oct 11
i don't understand what activity is in these scout...What is the difference between boy scout and girl scout? why do they name them differently? why not name them kid scout? Maybe in my country the similar activity is "pramuka", but in my country the activity between boys and girls are more or less the same.
@echomonster (2226)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
27 Oct 11
I don't like the idea of a child being denied and pushed away, but at the same time the Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts have long been segregated by gender. If that boundary is pushed away, then both organizations will need both a name and a tradition change. Maybe the boy actually needs a scouting organization that accepts both boys and girls.
@lampar (7584)
• United States
27 Oct 11
If he want to join scouting, then he should apply to join Boy Scout group, not Girl Guide group. There is no such thing as "girl scout", it is call Girl Guide. This boy need to get a teaching lesson from his parent that Girl Guide is for girl only, that is why it is call 'GIRL' guide.
@jaiho2009 (39142)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
Granting that the boy is a gay (as the main reason why he wants to join a girl scout) Of course he will be denied...the organization itself says the reason why the boy was declined... "girls scout" and he is a boy...
@gothtini (219)
• United States
27 Oct 11
The question to ask about that really is for the boy as to why he wants to join. Personally I've never had a problem with boys playing with dolls or girls playing with cars. Though in this situation, I don't really know what to say. There really shouldn't be anything wrong with it but I'm not too sure why he wants to join unless he makes friends with girls better? After all basically the difference between boyscouts and girlscouts is the girls do crafts, if he wanted to that there are possibilities of a place he could go and do crafts with girls and boys. I guess my view is it all depends on the reasoning for him wanting to join, depending on what it is I could see him being rightfully denied.
@djordan (37)
• United States
27 Oct 11
I completely agree with gothtini. The more important question is why he wants to join and not whether he should or should not. Too much emphasis is placed on girl and boy activities, girl and boy toys, etc. I think kids today are simply more open to options and why not let them explore those options instead of telling them no you can't do that.