Girl Scouts believes Black lives matter and supports the Black Lives Matter movement. We recognize we all have a role to play in dismantling the systems that fuel racial inequities and injustice—and in creating just systems that truly work for everyone.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Racial Justice
We ask all girls, volunteers, alums, supporters, families, staff, and our suppliers and service providers to pledge to take action to make the world a more equitable place.
Black Lives Matter.
We need to make that clear. Racism goes against the values of Girl Scouts, and 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 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.
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is outraged by the violence that took the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others. To GSNNJ's Black Girl Scouts, their families, volunteers, colleagues, partners, and the Black community whose lives, health, and safety are under attack, we stand with you. Black Lives Matter.
Girl Scouts stand against racism. We must challenge, stereotypes, assumptions, and structures that are racist. Girl Scouts stand for inclusion and as our founder, Juliette Gordon Low said in 1912, “I have something for ALL the girls of America.”
These are troubling times in so many ways but, sadly, times have been troubling for so many members of our community for a very long time. We must work together to support our current members and future members, so everyone has better times ahead.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is GSUSA’s position on the Black Lives Matter movement?
What work is GSUSA doing to help end racism?
Will GSUSA be donating any funds to Black Lives Matter or related organizations or causes? Can girl members contribute cookie funds to these organizations and causes?
What programming is currently available to girls that focuses on taking civic action to fight racism?
What other resources are available to share with members of my council?
Does this mean Girl Scouts can wear their vests/sashes in Black Lives Matter rallies and marches?
Does Girl Scouts/GSNNJ still support the law enforcement community?