Girl Scouts Return $100K After Donor Requests It Not Be Used to Support Transgender Girls

But Girl Scouts Western Washington has raised the money back via crowdfunding.

— -- The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently returned $100,000 to a donor who sent a follow-up note to the donation requesting that the gift "not be used to support transgender girls," the group said.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington added they were "thrilled" when they initially received the $100,000 gift, which would have been used to make sure 500 girls would get the financial support they need to join the troop.

The CEO of the Girl Scouts for that region told a local paper that she would not reveal the donor's identity out of respect for their privacy.

"The relationship is complex," CEO Megan Ferland told the Seattle Met, adding that she was "very sad" when she got the donor's follow-up letter.

"Girl Scouts is for every girl,” Ferland said. "And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to."

Ferland previously made headlines in 2012 when she fought for 7-year-old transgender girl Bobby Montoya to join a troop in Denver, Colorado, after she was initially denied entry.