The Girl Scouts of the USA and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York support pluralism and inclusion. We are an inclusive organization and accept all girls in grades Kindergarten through 12 as members.
The Girl Scout organization stands firm in valuing diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or physical or developmental disability.
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York works in one of the most diverse cities in the world, and thus, we value and embrace reflecting this diversity in every aspect of our work.
Our Council seeks to enhance society and to prepare our girl members to make the world a better place by ensuring they learn not only about themselves, but also about acceptance, inclusion, and appreciation of other human beings.
As GSGNY aims to deepen our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), we have partnered with True North EDI to help guide our efforts in a way that is intentional, responsive, and community-centered. This first phase of the work will begin with a brief Town Hall offering adult volunteers and members the opportunity to meet and hear from the Facilitation team about the hopes and objectives of the work.
The Town Hall was held on May 4th, watch the recording from the event here.
In the next steps, True North EDI is facilitating twelve (12)
90-minute, virtual focus groups, by affinity throughout the month of
May. These groups are an invitation for volunteers to share
truth, experience, and patterns around what it has looked like for
them to navigate GSGNY through the lens of their racial/ethnic
identity. Sign up now through the link below! After sign up, you
will receive a confirmation email and zoom link for your affinity
focus group. If you have questions about the groups, please
Please note: Because there are limited spots, please only submit if you are sure you are available on the date and time of your respective group. The sign up form will also ask you to share some identifying information that will not be shared with any individual at GSGNY and is for internal purposes only.