Since our founding more than 100 years ago, Girl Scouts has been, and will continue to be, an organization rooted in activism and advocacy—in making the world a better place. As we reflect on this core value, we are reminded that our world is made up of many different people with unique cultures, values, and traditions.
It’s with this “one world” and not a “divided world” mentality that we work to build a truly anti-racist organization so that everyone, regardless of differences, feels that they belong and have a voice. But it’s not enough to say it. We need to educate, support, and provide ways for our Girl Scouts to become lifelong advocates and allies for change.
These are our promises to you.
We are all on this journey together, and there is no magic formula to getting this right. We will all make mistakes along the way, and it might not be easy. But together, with open hearts and open minds, we will build girls of courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place for all.
We support our Girl Scouts working to make a difference within their own communities, and recommend the following programs and resources for Girl Scout advocates.
Girl Scout Badges, Journeys, and Live Events
Girl Scout Multicultural Celebration Patch Programs
Girl Scout Highest Awards
Bronze. Silver. Gold. These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn. All three awards give girls the chance to do big things while supporting an issue they care about. Learn more about how to earn your Highest Awards.
Additional Girl Scout Resources
Whether you're a caregiver or Girl Scout troop leader, offering a safe space for your girl to talk about diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility is vital. Review these resources as you navigate sensitive discussions with girls and adults you know.
For Girl Scout Volunteers
Articles, Books, and Media
Cultural Institutions and Museums
Talking About Race (Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture)
Do you have additional resources that you would like to share with us? Contact our Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee to let us know.