Raising Awesome Girls from GSUSA has released a variety of helpful parenting articles from our experts on navigating this time with your girls.
Girl Scouts and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
For more than 100 years Girl Scouts has stood for making the world a better place, and pledged to “help people at all times.” Those words carry great weight and responsibility and inspire us with strength as we denounce institutional racism, violence, injustice, and inequity.
- Read GSSC-MM CEO Lora Tucker's statement on racism
- Read GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo's statement on racism
- Read GSUSA Chair and National President Kathy Hopinkah Hannan's statement on racism
To make the world a better place, we must commit to working together build an antiracist society. Not being a racist is not enough. Honoring diversity without being inclusive is not enough. Inclusivity is a big part of the Girl Scout DNA. From the very moment founder Juliette Gordon Low first mentioned her plans to start Girl Scouts, it was set to be an organization not only for the girls of Savannah but also for “all of America, and all the world." And if you didn’t already know, Girl Scouts is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization, we are not red or blue, we are Girl Scout green and proud.
Resources for Parents
While we should be having conversations about race and racism regularly, checking in with your girl is crucial when racist violence claims lives and sparks widespread protest, grief, and unrest around the nation. See the resources below for guidance on navigating racism with your girls.
Raising Awesome Girls Series
Guides and Articles
Resources for Troop Leaders and Volunteers
As a Girl Scout volunteer, making all girls and families feel welcome and offering a safe space for your girl to talk about important issues is vital. Review these resources as you navigate discussions.
Programing for Taking a Stand against Racism
Safety Activity Checkpoints
Ways to Take Action
Girl Scouts Highest Awards
Girl Scouts and Advocacy