From its founding in 1912 by a disabled single woman, to our 1950s national prioritization of racial integration and our early support and commitment to the LGBTQ community, the Girl Scouts Movement has been and continues to push for equitable access and justice for all that identify as Girl Scouts.
In our Movement, diversity is a hallmark of our membership, equity is at the heart of our foundation, and inclusivity is a cornerstone of our culture—being accepted as you authentically are, being a part of something, and mattering to others—is at our core.
Still, we know that the work to make the world better is never done. At Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England, we are committed to being a force of positive change and are ever-ready to do the work in ensuring that diversity, equity, inclusion, and access are paramount to our mission and our culture. We wholly commit to taking action to grow as an anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization so that, through Girl Scouts, our members are affirmed as they strive to make our community and world better.
Our Girl Scout Community—members, volunteers, leadership, staff—must ensure the Movement is open and accessible to every race, ethnicity, income level, sexual orientation, ability, and religion; reflects a spectrum of gender identity; and connects across geographic locations. By focusing our attention on community members who are furthest from racial, economic, and social justice, Girl Scouts can be an instrument of change, promoting equitable outcomes for all.
We support our Girl Scouts' passion and desire to make a difference within their own communities.
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