Inclusiveness has been a core value of Girl Scouts since its founding in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. This value is fundamental to the Girl Scout mission, promise and law. Throughout our history, Girl Scouts:
To learn more about Girl Scouts’ continuous journey toward equity and racial justice, click HERE.
The commitment to expanding and redefining how we serve girls, while remaining true to the essence of our founder’s vision, is how we remain relevant and able to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts has more than a century of experience as change makers, and we have a tremendous amount of work yet to do. We recognize the evolutionary nature of this work as we move at the speed of the girl. We celebrate past accomplishments while also acknowledging and learning from our shortcomings. We remain confident that Girl Scouts can be an instrument of change, promoting equitable outcomes for all.
In 2020, GSWCF launched the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Racial Justice (DEI-RJ) group to lead our council to new areas of introspection and ultimately achievement in the advancement of anti-racism and justice. We are undaunted by the breadth and complexity of this work. The collective courage, confidence and character of our membership is exactly what is needed to overcome barriers to racial, economic and social justice.
Here are the ways in which we are actively working to foster DEI & RJ at GSWCF, as well as some ways you can join in to suport our efforts:
Here are some ways for girls, families, volunteers and staff to learn more and become an active ally:
GSWCF is committed to increasing racial/ethnic diversity among our leadership and membership. Join our efforts by:
GSWCF is assessing and addressing systems, practices, traditions and unspoken norms that could create barriers for inclusion. Share your perspectives on how we can best live the commitment to DEI-RJ in everything we do. We would love to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSWCF partners with organizations and companies committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and racial justice. Some of our proud partners include Juvenile Welfare Board and the Children’s Board.
For more information about our partnerships or to become a partner, please contact our corporate and community partnerships team at email@example.com.
As Juliette Gordon Low aptly stated, "The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers." Let's make history that is deserving of our movement and the girls we serve.
We welcome your feedback and questions. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.