In 2022, Carletta was appointed to chair GSCCC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness Sub-Committee with the goal of working with a council consultant on projects that will help GSCCC identify areas of work in regards to DEI. “DEI is a very complex and vast initiative,” Carletta said last summer. “Our first step is to educate those serving on the committee and then work with staff and the consultant. We plan to prepare a DEI presentation and lead a discussion at a fall Board meeting. Once that is completed, we will begin working with volunteers. To sum it up, education is our primary focus this year.”
That work has already begun to pay off. Carletta brought the new DEI presentation to GSCCC’s staff meeting on January 18, 2023 at A Place for Girls, where it was well-received and ignited some meaningful conversation and discussion amongst staff members.
This Girl Scout alum who spent eight years during her childhood in Girl Scouts while living in Pennsylvania said she was ready for this challenge. “Growing up, my school years were in segregated classrooms,” Carletta shared. “Girl Scouts was my first integrated experience. Just as it was, Girl Scouts continues to allow girls to tap into their authentic selves. They discover new worlds and explore new passions, hobbies, goals and learn the value of being a Girl Scout.”