Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

What We Stand For

Girl Scouting's mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Throughout our 100-year history, Girl Scouts of the USA has aimed to stay true to our values - the cornerstones of leadership, sisterhood and inclusion. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls understand themselves and their values, and use their knowledge and skills to discover the world; girls care about, inspire and connect with others locally and globally; and girls take action to make the world a better place.

Leadership

Through partnerships and interaction with adults in leadership positions, girls practice setting and achieving goals in a safe and nurturing environment. At each age level, girls take on increasing leadership and responsibility for their own actions through a progression of life skill-building activities and program curriculum.

Diversity

Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization and inclusion is one of the principles girls learn in Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts include girls from many walks of life, such as girls who are from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and religious groups; who have different family arrangements, abilities and who come from urban, suburban, and rural areas across West Central Florida.

Community-based

Girl Scout councils deliver program activities that enrich the lives of the girls we serve, as well as meet the needs and increase the capacity of the communities with which we partner. Girl Scout councils also work with local agencies and businesses to share their expertise in girl development.

Values

The values found in the Girl Scout Promise and Law provide an essential framework for developing character and making sound decisions. The Girl Scout Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another and other people, and the Law outlines a way to act towards one another and the world. Girl Scouts is where today’s girl is empowered with the skills to make her own positive choices that impact her world and her community.

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida wants to assure parents, volunteers, community partners, donors, and all the friends of Girl Scouting that Girl Scouts has not collaborated with Planned Parenthood. We believe issues related to human sexuality and reproductive health are private matters for girls and their families to address. Please click here to view the council’s Frequently Asked Questions regarding Planned Parenthood, the use of an asterisk* after God in the Girl Scout Promise,  prayer, WAGGGS and more.

Click here for Girl Scouts of the USA's FAQs on Social Issues.

Click here for National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry position statement on Girl Scouts of the USA (Jan. 28, 2011) and the updated statement (Feb. 11, 2012).

Looking for more? Here's an article addressing some of the inaccurate information on various website:

Madeline Davies: Anti-Girl Scout Site Details Everything Awesome About Girl Scouts



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