Girl Scouts give the finger to anti-transgender donor


Former Staff
Apr 2007
Deep State
Well...not literally. But they returned the $100,000 gift to the miscreants who attached bigoted strings.

The moral dilemma began with a $100,000 check to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington -- enough to send 500 girls to summer camp, Scout leaders knew.

But there was a catch. The anonymous donor stipulated in a letter: "Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If you can't, please return the money."

That caveat was a problem.
"We're an organization dedicated to helping all girls become the best version of themselves and we don't want any barriers in place for their success," said Stefanie Ellis, public relations director of the Western Washington Girl Scouts Council, which counts more than 25,000 active members across 17 counties. "The stipulation attached to that would have been a barrier."

The Scouts returned the money.
But $100,000 was hard to pass up. So on Monday, the council's online marketing manager launched a crowd-funding campaign on IndieGoGo to try to recoup it with donations.
By Thursday evening, #ForEVERYGirl had raised more than $300,000 — triple the original goal.

Girl Scouts reject anti-transgender gift, then triple the money

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