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Confronting Racism

For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has prepared girls to be leaders in our world, to speak up, speak out, and take action for fairness, equality, civility, and compassion for all people.  Girl Scouts stand for justice, for respect, and for the inherent value and worth of each individual who makes up the beautiful and richly diverse tapestry of the United States.

Our National President, Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, on behalf of the National Board, addressed recent events and called for our Movement “to continue to work together to ensure that future generations never have to face the fear and trauma that today’s generation confronts in their day-to-day lives.” Her message can be found in this link: https://blog.girlscouts.org/2020/06/an-open-letter-from-kathy-hopinkah.html

In order to help support families in discussing and taking action against racism with their girls, GSUSA has published two new articles—one in English, “Help Your Kids Take Action Against Racism” (https://www.girlscouts.org/en/raising-girls/leadership/civic-action/racism-and-kids.html) —and one in Spanish, “Ayude a sus hijos a tomar medidas contra el racismo” (https://www.girlscouts.org/en/raising-girls/para-su-familia/ayude-tomar-medidas-contra-racismo.html).