Many people are upset that the Girl Scouts will participate in the upcoming inaugural parade on Jan. 20. Their participation was announced by the Presidential Inaugural Committee on Monday.
According to a statement published on Wednesday after complaints, attendance in the parade is voluntary — around 75 Girl Scouts will attend. The group stressed that they are nonpartisan and that members will also attend the Women's March on the following day, Jan. 21.
After the organization shared a link to that statement on Facebook, many people still weren't happy.
In addition the official statement, the organization has been responding to some complaints directly on Twitter. The group argued that attending the parade is both a tradition and an educational opportunity.
Some people, including women with strong ties to the group, attacked the explanation. This woman said tradition did not justify the choice.