Yesterday I caught this article over at Huffington Post.
Now a little bit of back history. A few months ago, there was a young child in Colorado. Biologically male, however self-identifies as female. Said child wanted to participate in Girl Scouts. At first the local council said no, and later reversed this decision.
This caused some backlash, with a couple troops at religious-based schools dissolving their troops and going with an off-shoot group called "American Heritage Girls", described as:
"…a group organized in 1995 in protest to the Girl Scouts' decision to allow scouts to replace the word "God" in scout teachings with a word representing a personal image of God, such as a "higher being," "Allah" or "Buddha.
The newer group proclaims Jesus Christ as Lord, limits membership to girls and works to disciple girls as Christians."
American Heritage Girls (which claimed 13,000 members as of August of 2011), isn't the only religious offshoot of the Girl Scouts. For those who think AHG are too wishy-washy namby-pamby secular, there's also "Little Keepers at Home" Not to mention the "Pioneers Clubs", and GEMS, or "Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior"