After having been a woman only for more than a hundred years, the Guidelines allow children who identify themselves as girls to join the ranks.
Anyone who is making the transition or identifies as a girl can now join, and there are already three girls who have already identified themselves as children in the guides.
Those who are biologically feminine but identify as men can not join the Guides.
Anyone who is in transition or identifies as a girl can now join, and there are already three girls who have already identified as children in the guides (Pictured Logo: Girl Guides)
Victoria's CEO, the director of Girl Victoria, Amanda Kelly told the Herald Sun: "It's not a big problem, it's more an explanation of what we already do."
Girl Guides is for women between five and 17 years old, which means that those that are "non-binary / neutral / gender fluids" because it is an "explicitly female organization", the publication reported.
While only three young women in Victoria have revealed that Ms. Kelly believes there is more in the organization than they are.
She said in a case that the girl had not revealed and that they had helped her do that.
Another has been happy and open to talk about his transition.
The policy states: • An individual must be considered as the final authority over their own gender identity. The only way to know if a person is a transgender person is if the person reveals this to you.
"It is not appropriate to judge who is and who is not a girl, nor is it appropriate to approach a person to ask if they are in transition."
The new policy guidelines mean that any child can use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.
The new policy guidelines mean that any child can use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, describing any action against this as "discrimination". (stock image)
In the event that a parent is concerned about this, the Victoria Guides have established strict guidelines.
"This is often raised in conversations about denial of access of transgender people to restrooms and is recognized as a form of discrimination." Tell parents that they expect all girls to behave in a respectful and appropriate manner, "they say. .
Those involved in a unit will also participate in the same activities, including sleeping in the same area.
Kristen Hilton, Commissioner for Equal Opportunities and Human Rights of Victoria, said she welcomes the new policies.