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Racism and hate have no place here.

For more than 100 years Girl Scouts has stood for making the world a better place, and pledged to “help people at all times.” Those words carry great weight and responsibility and inspire us with strength as we denounce institutional racism, violence, injustice, and inequity.

Although we have acted to counter racism throughout our history, we know we have enormous work ahead of us to build a truly anti-racist organization. We must challenge stereotypes, assumptions, and structures that are racist. We are prioritizing these efforts, both on an individual level and within every aspect of Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts of the USA and all 111 Girl Scout councils will engage in challenging discussions, center voices we haven’t listened to in the past, act with integrity, and learn from any missteps. We pledge to never stop working to create the just and equitable world that every girl, and all of us, deserve.

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Take action today

We are asking for all Girl Scouts—girls, volunteers, alums, supporters, families, staff, and our suppliers and service providers—to commit to taking action to make the world a more equitable place. We have a lot of work to do—join us.

Stand with us against racism. Sign the pledge.

Through our Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards, Girl Scouts can also take a stand about an issue that they care about and make a lasting change. Learn more about our Highest Awards and get started.

Our Public Policy and Advocacy Office works across party lines with Congress and the Executive Branch to educate and raise awareness about issues important to girls and young women.

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Multicultural Community Celebrations Patch

We’re stronger together. By acknowledging the diversity, heritage, and contributions of our multicultural communities, Girl Scouts can find new ways to make the world a better place for everyone. Girl Scouts of all levels, your friends, and your leaders have plenty of activities to choose from to earn each segment of the patch. Whether they choose to do one or all of them, you’ll discover interesting new things about your neighbors—and yourself. Learn more at girlscouts.org.

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Resources for Families

While we should be having conversations about race and racism regularly, checking in with your girl is crucial when racist violence claims lives and sparks widespread protest, grief, and unrest around the nation. See the resources below for guidance on navigating racism with your girls.

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