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Our Response to Racism

The Girl Scout movement has always been one that stood for inclusivity; however, it is not lost on us that unfortunately this is not the experience of every Girl Scout. Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital continues to strive to be a pillar for all girls, and especially for African American girls and their families in the Greater Washington Area.

Racism and prejudice have no place in our organization, our communities, and our world, and we stand in solidarity with the African American community and communities of color throughout the world, the nation, and within our Council.

Making the world a better place is the highest principle of Girl Scouts, and as the premier organization dedicated to developing and modeling true leadership, now is the time for us to measure up to that principle for all the communities we serve.

What You Should Know 

Here are a couple resources on how to talk to your girls about racism, discrimination, and anti-racism. 

Check out this article about how to help your kids take action against racism. 

Read this article about taking the lead in civic action during this time. 

Learn more about why we should teach more than just tolerance and should teach more about inclusivity. 

Here are 31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has launched a new online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about race.

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