In 2017, Boy Scouts of America announced it would begin recruiting girls and using the name Scouting. Additionally, they recently announced a formal name change which continues to result in much confusion concerning the Girl Scout and Boy Scout organizations.
We have put together a plethora of resource materials to help you, our empowered members, understand how you can clarify and "myth bust" some of the latest misconceptions regarding our girl-centered, girl-led organization for and by GIRLS. Most recently, one of the most evident mistruths to come to light is the belief that Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA are one and the same.
Below are helpful resource documents to empower you with language and actionable steps to help clarify and address this incorrect assumption by much of the general public.
- Keeping G.I.R.L. at the Center
- Girl Scout FAQs
- Mythbusters Resource Sheet
- 2018 GSSNE Council Fact Sheet
- Girl Scout Research Institute Impact Study - Summary
Thank you for your unwavering support, your dedication to our Girl Scout mission and most of all for your commitment to the next generation of young women making their way in the world!