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Support Girl Scouts of Colorado and Schedule Your Colorado Gives Day Donation NOW

Year-round, you support our efforts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. On December 8, 2020, you can make your gift go even further. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide effort to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. To make giving even easier, schedule your donation TODAY by using this link: https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=6854 

By supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, your donation dollars go further than they would on any other day of the year. That’s because the FirstBank Incentive Fund increases all donations made on December 8! Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Schedule your donation today or give on December 8 at https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=6854.  Once you do, share one of these two images on your social media accounts and be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo.


We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Activity Approval Form

At the beginning of each Girl Scouting year, Girl Scouts of Colorado and Girl Scouts of the USA review our volunteer/program policies, Volunteer Essentials, and our safety policies, Safety Activity Checkpoints. These resources are here to not only communicate our policies, but to ensure every adult member and girl are prepared and safe. It is the expectation of every volunteer to review these resources every year. The 2020 version of Safety Activity Checkpoints includes a new section on key components of an Emergency Action Plan, clarification of which activities require approval by GSCO and updated guidelines on general Girl Scout program safety.

In the same light of ensuring girl safety, we have a new process at Girl Scouts of Colorado for council approval for activities, events, and trips held by troops and service units. The Activity and Event Approval Form must be completed at least 30 days prior to your event, activity or trip. Activities that require prior approval include any:

  • Troop or service unit hosting a money earning event or activity.
  • Troop or group overnight or travel experience.
  • High-risk activity that requires approval per the Safety Activity Checkpoints.

This new process for Activity and Event Approval goes into effect for any activities taking place after December 15, 2020.

What are Safety Activity Checkpoints?

Safety Activity Checkpoints (SAC) is a resource that provides safety standards and guidelines for general Girl Scout programs and specific activity areas. SAC includes information on required volunteer certification, adult volunteer to girl participant ratios, emergency plan templates and guidelines for specific activities. SAC includes activity chapters on everything from bicycling to camping to horseback riding to rock climbing! Each activity chapter includes a resources to help troops plan the activity and specific safety guidelines around equipment, instructor experience/training, limited to Girl Scout program levels that can participate and if approval from GSCO is required before your troop or Girl Scout group can do the activity. You can review the 2020 version of Safety Activity Checkpoints here!

Why do some activities require approval by GCSO?

In Girl Scouts we want to ensure that girls are participating in activities that are developmentally appropriate, progressive, and of course safe. By requiring the approval of some of the more “high-risk” activities girls can participate in, Girl Scouts of Colorado can make sure the group has the proper insurance, have taken the necessary leader training, is taking the necessary safety precautions, and is properly prepared for the activity. It is in no way meant to limit a girls experience, rather our goal is the increase the amount of fun, safe experiences girls can participate in.

What is the activity and event approval form? How do I know if my activity needs approval?

This is a form that troops, Service Units and other Girl Scout groups in Girl Scouts of Colorado will need to complete 30 days prior to any activity that needs approval. Activities that require approval are:

  • Any troop or service unit hosting a money earning event or activity.
  • Any overnight or travel experience.
  • Any high-risk activity that requires approval per the Safety Activity Checkpoints. You can determine if your activity needs approval by reading the activity specific chapter, or by looking at the “Activities at a Glance” chart on p. 21 of Safety Activity Checkpoints

What is the timeline for activity approval and how will I know I am approved?

Please complete the form 30 days prior to your activity. Depending on the type of activity you are planning, you may not need to wait for additional GSCO approval after your submission. Upon completion of the form you will receive an email indicating if additional staff approval will be required for your activity. If additional approval is required, you will be connected via email from a GSCO staff notifying you of your approval within 10 business days of your submission.

Still have questions? Reach out to us at inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

September 2020 Badge Series is Delayed

Access to our September 2020 Badge Series is delayed until September 15 for both girls and adults. Girl Scouts of Colorado is in the process of moving to a new system and it isn’t ready yet. Kick-off meetings are also delayed until September 15. You will still have several months to work through the activities for the badges and Journeys. If you have questions or concerns, please email GirlExperience@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

The sooner you renew, the more chances you have to win



We’re rolling up to a new Girl Scout year with exciting incentives and prizes you don’t want to miss! No matter what the school year holds, you’ll get the tools you need to learn, grow, and lead with Girl Scouts.

The sooner you renew, the more chances you have to win valuable prizes. There will be weekly drawings throughout the month of September and on Girl Scouts New Year’s Eve (Sept. 30), we’re going to throw a virtual party with prizes every hour!

If you’ve already renewed for the 2020-21 membership year, thank you and welcome back! You’ll be eligible for all the incentives and entered into all the drawings. That’s A LOT of chances to win!

Best of all, there’s no need to put a pause on your Girl Scout experience – pandemic or not – because as life keeps changing, Girl Scouts keeps adapting. In-person, from home and online, Girl Scouts has plenty of ways to participate.

On-time renewal

  • Troops with 50% of their troop renewed before Oct. 1 will receive a printed Friendship Activity packet, featuring fun meeting activities and a friendship pledge for the girls to sign.
  • Troops with at least 75% of their girls renewed before Oct. 1 will get the activity packet and they’ll earn an on-time renewal patch featuring the adventurous roller-skating sloth Girl Scout!
  • Troop leaders with 100% of their troop renewed before Oct. 1 will get all of the above and be inaugural members of the NEW Club 100. They’ll receive an official Girl Scout scarf and a standing 10% discount at the GSCO Shop through April 2021.
  • Plus, every renewed girl member and troop will be entered into the weekly drawings Sept. 4, 11, 18, and 25, and hourly drawings Sept. 30 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Prizes range from a troop day at Tomahawk Ranch to custom troop T-shirts, a meet-and-greet with the new CEO and her dog to a Trefoil Trunks subscription box, and much, much more.

Keep an eye on the blog and social media for details.

Have questions? Check out our FAQ!

Some GSCO Properties Open for Family Weekend Rental

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to announce a new way to rent GSCO properties! We need to comply with the GSUSA guidelines that do not allow any overnight troop trips right now, but we will open some of our properties for GSCO families. The family reservation booking is now open to all GSCO members.

You may be wondering what this looks like, what properties are open, and who is all allowed to attend. With COVID-19 still being very present in our community, and world, GSCO is taking as many precautions as possible with our new Family Property Reservation opportunity. Below is a short FAQ regarding this new process, if you have additional questions please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Making a family reservation is done the same way as all other bookings, you can make the reservation online here: http://girlscoutsofcolorado.checkfront.com/reserve/, or you can email our Outdoor Programs and Properties Administrator at Jenn.London@gscolorado.org. When making a reservation, please select the sites with “Family Reservation” in the title.

Please review this list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Volunteer View: August 2020

Keeping your girls engaged

Interested in learning how your girls can earn badges in a virtual setting? Let us do most of the work for you! Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff on Wednesday, August 19 from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about our virtual Badge Series program. We will discuss what the program is for both girls and leaders, how you can blend it into your troop experience, and why it saves you time planning.

Going virtual and need help?

Check out the online resources for meeting virtually under our Girl Scouts at Home page.

Badge Series

We are excited to be offering badge series for the new badges!  Be sure to register for one of these great programs. Make sure your girls’ memberships are renewed by Sept. 30 to have access to these free opportunities.

GSCO Subscription Kits

Another great reason to renew today, this fall Girl Scouts subscription kits are coming directly to your girls’ homes! Fill out the interest form to be the first to know when kits are ready for purchase! We will send you an email when they are ready to order.

Fall Product Program begins September 12

The Fall Product Program is a safe, easy, and fun way to earn  funds for all these activities and more! By participating in this program, girls will also learn the five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/item for nuts and chocolates.
Girls earn rewards based on their participation in the Fall Product Program and have the option of choosing Cookie Credits as rewards too.  Girls with $275 in combined orders, will earn a personalized avatar patch!

Troop volunteer training begins in early September.

For more information, visit the Fall Product Program page on our website or contact GSCO customer care at 1-877-404-5708.

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Get your Girl Scout year off to a great start by attending a Leadership Summit!

This adult learning opportunity will be offered virtually this year. This means you get the skills and knowledge needed to provide a positive Girl Scout experience all from the comfort of your own home!

While we are unable to meet in-person right now, volunteers will still have the opportunity to learn new things, share and discuss ideas and connect with other volunteers. The training courses offered are designed to equip leaders with the tools for success!
There are four opportunities to attend each training course. You do not need to attend all of the courses offered each day, you can pick and choose the day and time that work best for you and register for each course individually.

  • September 8 – 11 (weekdays)
  • September 18 – 20
  • September 26 – 28
  • November 6 – 8

Please contact training@gscolorado.org for questions.

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Diverse. Inclusive. Together.

GSCO is partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Mountain College, Denver Public Schools, and Denver7 on a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion patch program, adapted from a program developed by our Girl Scout sisters in Minneapolis. The programming is designed to help participants start the conversation about race and racism by learning to appreciate diversity and honor and celebrate differences.

Grant funding will provide FREE patches to the first 750 Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members who complete all activity and reporting requirements. Use this online form to request your patch.

In addition, our “Conversation Starters: Let’s Talk Differences” virtual roundtables will give families the tools they need to begin talking about issues related to race and racism. Both parents and children will deepen their understanding and respect for people who may be different from them and learn how to better relate to others. The conversations are available on the GSCO Facebook and YouTube pages to be viewed at your convenience.

GSCO Recognizes Women’s Suffrage Centennial and Women’s Equality Day

GSCO Recognizes Women’s Suffrage Centennial and Women’s Equality Day. Join Girl Scouts of Colorado as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which was ratified on August 26 and granted women the right to vote.  A special blog post explores the history of the women’s suffrage movement and outlines live virtual programs for all levels, patch programs, Colorado specific and national opportunities, and resources for Girl Scouts to learn more. Special thanks our partners at the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, League of Women Voters of Colorado, National Parks Service, and Girl Scouts of the USA for bringing together unique opportunities for Girl Scouts to recognize this moment in history.

Connect with volunteers through the Explore More Club!

Join the Explore More Club in September for the topic of self-care. Registration will open in August. Keep an eye on the Events Page for more information.
The Explore More Club is a program for volunteers to get a hands-on learning experience with the girl badge earning curriculum! It is for volunteers of Girl Scouts of Colorado, no matter your volunteer role. For more information check out the the GSCO blog.
Questions? Contact Kendy.Doolen@gscolorado.org

Information about upcoming topics and how to register is available on our blog.

For any questions, please contact us at training@gscolorado.org

Outdoor Program News

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

Girl Scouts love the outdoors, especially in Colorado! Girl Scouts of Colorado and Colorado Parks & Wildlife have teamed up for Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend September 12-13, 2020. Girl Scouts and their families can participate in the Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend virtually, in-person, or both. Girls can follow along with virtual programming hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA featuring interactive videos on outdoor skill building, highlights from state parks, virtual park tours, conversation with subject matter experts, and more. Girl Scouts, troops and families can also visit select Colorado State Parks in person for the opportunity to participate in a variety of self-guided programs. Programs vary by park but may include: self-guided nature trails, young naturalist books, junior ranger programs, nature journals, adventure activity backpacks, ‘Agents of Discovery’ augmented reality experiences, and more! All child and adult attendees agree to follow the most current GSCO COVID guidelines in relation to in-person events and have completed a GSCO COVID waiver.

RSVP for either virtual or in-person participation, and learn more about participating parks on the GSCO event calendar.

New! You could win a Colorado State Parks pass by participating in Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend and sharing your adventures with us on social media.  Get the full details on our blog.


GSCO Properties open for family weekend rental

Some GSCO properties are now open for family weekend rental. See the blog for more information about how to rent a GSCO property with your family.

Leave No Trace Learner Series for Girl Scout Volunteers

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a leader in providing innovative education, skills, and research to help people care for the outdoors through the framework of the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace. In anticipation of the Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend, Leave No Trace will be hosting a virtual mini-learning series for Girl Scout staff, troop leaders, volunteers, and other community members. The 45-minute sessions are all at 1 p.m. on August 18  and September 1. Register and learn more online.

GSCO shop now offering non-contact pickup!

The GSCO Shop in Denver is closed to in-person shopping, but free shipping statewide and non-contact pickup is available in Denver! Updated phased re-opening will be messaged when details are available.

Learn more about non-contact pickup.

GSCO retail associates are available by phone and email Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for orders.

NEW! You can now shop for GSCO specific merchandise online. Check out our council’s own online order form!  Submit the order form and we will contact you for payment and shipping/pickup options. Items are added weekly.

As always, our online shop is open and available 24-hours a day. Check back often for GSUSA purchase and shipping promotions.

Get more information by downloading the shop closure FAQ.

To contact the shop call 303-607-4880 or email retail@gscolorado.org. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message.

Highest Awards News

Due to the current health crisis, GSUSA has given all troops a three-month extension to complete Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award projects in 2020. Troops and girls now have until December 31, 2020 to complete their projects and submit the Bronze and Silver Notification form.

Attention all Senior and Ambassador troop leaders! Now is the time to encourage your Girl Scouts to pursue their Gold Award. Don’t miss out on our upcoming virtual Gold Award training opportunities. To view and register for trainings in your area or online, visit the GSCO Events page.

Have girls who are working on their Gold Award projects? Remind them to email Highest Awards Manager, Kaitie LoDolce, when they submit their initial proposals through Go Gold. You can also always encourage girls to reach out to Kaitie at any stage of their projects for help at highestawards@gscolorado.org.

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GSUSA’s National Service Projects

Girl Scouts are always prepared to shine, especially during a crisis. From connecting with senior citizens to making masks and face coverings, see how you can make the world a better place right now. Now your troop can get involved too!

Girl Scouts Give Back: Citizen Science: Your troop can contribute to important scientific research by participating in one of our Girl Scouts Give Back citizen science projects. We’ve partnered with SciStarter, an online citizen science community, to help get you going!

Mask Making Service Project: With this nationwide mask-making campaign, all girls have the chance to step up to help their friends, neighbors, and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve partnered with Feeding America, a network of local food banks across the country, to make it easy for your girls to amplify their efforts.

Letter Writing Service Project: The idea is simple: girls write letters to people in nursing homes, senior residences, and assisted living facilities, including the dedicated staff and caregivers. This long-distance hug is a way to share your good thoughts with these vulnerable and loved community members.

Visit the GSUSA National Service Projects page for full details on each project.
Upcoming Events

National Virtual Calendar

Check out awesome virtual experiences for Girl Scouts of all ages from Girl Scouts of the USA. You can also access past recordings through this calendar.

NEW Intro to Global Girl Scouts video

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Global Action Team is excited to launch their new “Intro to Global Girl Scouts” video! Interest in the world has been an integral part of the Girl Scout movement and program since the very beginning. As Juliette Gordon Lowe, founder of Girl Scouts in the USA stated, “Girl Guiding and Girl Scouts is the magic thread which links the youth of the world together.” This new video from the Global Action Team is the perfect way to start learning about the global aspects of Girl Scouts.

Crocs Come As You Are Patch™

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to partner with Crocs to teach girls to Come As You Are™! Based in Niwot, Crocs’ proclamation to the world is to be comfortable in your own shoes. Everyone is unique in their own way and Crocs  celebrates one-of-a-kinds and stand together with all kinds. This patch program teaches Girl Scouts to embrace who they are and accept others for who they are.
Please note: Girl Scouts from across the country are welcome to earn this special patch. To order patches please contact the Girl Scouts of Colorado shop at retail@gscolorado.org.

GSCO’s Stand and Be Counted Patch Program

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to launch our “Stand and Be Counted” patch in honor of the 2020 Census! Did you know that every ten years, the United States Census Bureau tries to count every person living in the United States? Girl Scouts are invited to earn this patch to discover why we count everyone, what happens afterward, and how you can become involved.

Please note: Patches are now in stock. Contact the shop to place an order.

Girl Scouts Keeps Girls and Families Connected: Girls can make new friends and learn life skills

Despite continued remote learning, challenges, and other cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Girl Scouts is still here, helping girls and families stay connected to each other and their community. Our mission to build leaders—who can navigate good times as well as uncertain ones—is critical. In fact, we’ve taken this crisis and turned it into an opportunity to offer innovative and safe ways for girls to make new friends and learn life skills.

When your girl joins Girl Scouts, she gains immediate access to many exciting opportunities—even if her troop is unable to meet in-person right away.

  • Starting kindergarten is a rite of passage for children and families, but many of the usual ways teachers and caregivers prepare their kids for kindergarten have been cancelled. Our “Make New Friends” virtual event series is a free kindergarten readiness program to help your girl boost her social skills, giving her the self-confidence to thrive in a classroom or virtual school setting.
  • From topics like automotive engineering and STEM careers to civics and entrepreneurship, new badges released by Girl Scouts of the USA in July give girls more opportunities to practice ambitious leadership. Girl Scouts can even earn badges on their own, sharing what they have learned with their family. In fact, parents and caregivers are encouraged to join their girl as she learns new skills and explores careers, many of which are traditionally male dominated fields.
  • Families can also participate together in GSCO’s NEWDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming and earn the “Diverse. Inclusive. Together.” patch. This is an opportunity for families to not only have conversations about differences, race, and racism, but also for caregivers and siblings to learn more about Girl Scouts’ core values.
  • Our free virtual monthly badge series kicked off this summer with girls learning how to code and explore the outdoors. These series also give girls the opportunity to connect with Girl Scouts statewide and share what they learned in a safe, virtual setting. New topics are planned for this fall. Girls can earn badges in these series on their own or with their troop.

Karen Grealey leads her younger daughter’s Daisy troop, as well as her older daughter’s Junior troop. She has arranged for both troops to meet virtually over the summer, allowing the girls to earn badges, complete art projects, and most importantly stay connected. “It’s good for them just to be able to get together and be more social and less structured,” she said. “They are just so excited to see each other that I just let them organically interact with each other. ”

Virtual learning and training opportunities are also available for adults interested in volunteering. The Explore More Club connects adult volunteers statewide, allowing them to learn how to teach particular topics/badges to girls. The club focuses on a different program topic every month, giving volunteers the chance to connect and share with other statewide. We also have resources for troops to meet virtually, many of which are free and low-cost.

Three Reasons to Renew Your Girl Scout Membership Today

Be ready to go for fall!

The current membership year ends Sept. 30, 2020. With the constant changes to your and your Girl Scout’s routine, registering now will ensure you won’t get sidetracked by the start of school, or fall activities, and forget to re-register!

Keep the Girl Scout experience going!

Girls can stay connected to their Girl Scout sisters while earning badges through online activities with Girl Scouts at Home. They can also participate in live virtual events and safe service projects that keep her engaged and inspired. And let’s not forget, Girl Scouting teaches tangible, innovative problem-solving and life skills.

It’s easy and fast!

Parents, troops, and volunteers can easily renew membership for themselves or their girl(s) online at MyGS. Renewing early gives you more time to ask for help and address technical issues before the fall rush.

Don’t miss out on another year of Girl Scouting, renew today!

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We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

In-Person Gatherings Guidelines: Update as of July 2020

Girl Scouts of Colorado is allowing in-person gatherings of troops and groups as long as they follow social distancing and safety guidelines. At this time, state guidelines allow groups of 10 to gather and maintain 6-feet of social distance between non-family members. COVID-19 has made different impacts in different locations. You may follow the current guidelines posted in your county, however gatherings should be limited to the size of one troop (no service unit in-person gatherings at this point). Please review this document with GSCO recommendations and links to county restrictions before planning your in-person activities. All minor and adult participants will need to have a COVID waiver on file with Girl Scouts of Colorado. We will continue to monitor local, state, and national guidelines, and re-evaluate our status every two weeks.

All GSCO property reservations are canceled through July 31. Refunds are being processed.

Note: These guidelines are in effect for all in-person Girl Scout gatherings, including those where girls might not be present. For more information about how Girl Scouts of Colorado is working to keep our community safe, visit our website.

Girl Scouts of Colorado Unveils New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programming: You don’t need to be a Girl Scout (or a girl!) to participate

Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is proud to unveil ways for everyone, not just girls or Girl Scouts, to develop an appreciation for the rich diversity of various cultures in their community and around the world.

GSCO is partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Mountain College, Denver Public Schools, and Denver7 on new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming, adapted from a program developed by our Girl Scout sisters in Minneapolis. The programming is designed to help participants start the conversation about race and racism by learning to appreciate diversity and honor and celebrate differences. In addition, our “Conversation Starters: Let’s Talk Differences” virtual roundtables will give families the tools they need to begin talking about issues related to race and racism. Both parents and children will deepen their understanding and respect for people who may be different from them and learn how to better relate to others.

Experts from GSCO, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Colorado Mountain College will answer questions about these important topics, with Anne Trujillo from Denver7 moderating the discussion. There will be two Conversation Starters, one for parents and caregivers on July 30 about how to talk with children about differences, race, and racism; the other on August 13 is specifically designed to answer questions on these topics directly from children. Questions can be submitted in advance here.

Everyone who completes the activities as part of GSCO’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming will earn the “Diverse. Inclusive. Together.” patch. This program is designed for everyone, including families, communities, schools, and religious groups. The developmentally appropriate activities ease the way to having meaningful conversations with youth starting at kindergarten through 12th grade. The programming includes hands-on activities, reflective writing, discussions on understanding, and more. All programming is also available in Spanish, thanks to translation services from Denver Public Schools.  For a comprehensive list of activities for each age level, visit the Girl Scouts of Colorado website or contact Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper. Also, because not everyone who will complete these activities has a Girl Scout vest or sash, we have created a digital patch that can be proudly displayed on social media to show the recipient’s commitment to appreciating, understanding, and respecting people of all races and cultures.

“The Girl Scout Movement has been about social justice, equity, and inclusivity from its very beginning, and part of the Girl Scout mission is to make the world a better place,” said Chief Executive Officer Leanna Clark. “As an organization, Girl Scouts of Colorado is recommitting to that mission. That’s why we’re opening up this programming beyond girls and beyond our Girl Scout community to make it available to as many people as possible. We hope families will take part together to deepen their understanding of themselves and others.”

Diversity and inclusion have been core values of Girl Scouts since its founding in 1912. Girl Scouts prepares girls to lead, to speak up and speak out, and to take action for change, fairness, equality, civility, and compassion for all people, and to arm them with the courage, confidence, and character they need to make our world a better place. Girl Scouts will always stand for justice, for respect, and for the inherent value and worth of each individual who makes up the beautiful and richly diverse tapestry of the United States.