Anti-Racism in Girl Scouts
As Girl Scouts, it is our duty to make the world a better place, and that includes standing against racism, violence, and hate. We understand and share the outrage felt by the country in wake of the shootings of too many Black men and women who have fallen victim to this cycle of hate. We need to reiterate a very important fact: Black Lives Matter.
Enough is enough.
Girl Scouts strives to be a safe space for girls, families, and volunteers. We are fully committed to helping our communities and guiding our girls through this time.
After all, it's in the Girl Scout Law that we will do our best to make the world a better place and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Together united, we will overcome this adversity. We still have a
long way to go, but change starts by having these uncomfortable
conversations on a regular basis. This page serves as a jumping-off
point for girls, families, and volunteers to facilitate these
conversations and learn more about systemic racism.
With time, education, and dialogue, we can use our collective voices, talents, and power to truly make the world a better place.
Last updated: September 14, 2020
Resources for Girls
Activities girls can do to learn about racism
- Diverse. Inclusive. Together. Patch
- Racial Justice Patch Program
- Sesame Street Explains Black Lives Matter
- Paper Plate Portraits
- "Racing" Toward Equality: Why Talking about Race is Good for Everyone
Resources for Volunteers
How to teach girls about racism
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in your Girl Scout
- Girl Scouts and Civic Engagement
- Teaching About Race
- Teaching Diversity: A Place to Begin
- Resources for Educators Focusing on Anti-Racist Learning and Teaching
Resources for Families
How to have hard conversations about race as a family