The Girl Scout legacy of inclusiveness
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 Scouts mission, promise, and law. Throughout our history,
- actively supported the suffrage movement
- was one of
the first organizations to take a stand against segregation
- has advocated for religious acceptance
- stood in
solidarity with transgender girls
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
over 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.
Calling all Girl Scouts!
In June 2020, GSWCF launched the 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
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Racial Justice at GSWCF and some
ways you can join in to suport our efforts:
Serving a movement that builds girls of courage, confidence, and
character, who make the world a better place, is as important and
relevant as ever. 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.
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