Boy Scouts Allowing Transgender Children Now!

The Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children who identify as boys to join its scouting troops, the group announced Monday

Previously, communications director Effie Delimarko said, the group used the gender assigned on one’s birth certificate to determine a member’s eligibility. However, the group feels “that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently,” and will instead base enrollment on the gender listed by either the child or the parent on the scouting application.