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 facilitated twelve (12) 90-minute, virtual focus groups, by affinity throughout the month of May. These groups were 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.
The feedback from these sessions will be essential in informing our
work to make Girl Scouts welcoming to all, and we are grateful to all
who can took the time to participate.
If you are interested in learning more about TrueNorth, please contact Karishma Chanda.