With all the nonsense and stupidity going on over who is and is not celebrating or attending Donald Trump’s inauguration, it’s no surprise that there are also attempts to shame organizations like the Girl Scouts for participating in the Inauguration Day parade; something it’s done throughout its history.
Thankfully, the Girl Scouts of America are not bowing to those that would attempt to make the organization political. They responded to the criticism in the perfect way on Wednesday:
At Girl Scouts, our Movement is made up of individuals who hold political beliefs and convictions as varied as our nation itself. And because every girl has a home at Girl Scouts, every girl in our Movement is allowed her own ideas, opinions, beliefs, and political ideology. Our fundamental value is empowering girls to be leaders in their own lives. By helping them build the courage, confidence, and character to lift their voices, champion their views, and be advocates for the issues and ideas important to them, Girl Scouts supports girls as they become catalysts for change who strengthen their communities.