Equity and Social Justice
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Equity and Social Justice

“I will do my best to be honest and fair…” It’s the first line of the Girl Scout Law and has been an important component of the Girl Scout program since its founding. However, recent events have brought to light how unfairly some girls and families have been treated in America and across the globe for centuries. To help you navigate addressing equity and social justice with your girls and troops, we have compiled resources both from Girl Scouts of the USA and other trusted organizations to guide these complex conversations.

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 Programs Addressing Equity and Social Justice
For All Girls


  • Petal set. Each petal represents a line of the law. The center is related to the Promise.
  • Good Neighbor badge
  • Upcoming Civics badges: Democracy for Daisies
  • Brownie Girl Scout Way
  • Making Friends
  • Celebrating Community
  • Upcoming Civics badges: Democracy for Brownies
  • Junior Girl Scout Way
  • Social Butterfly
  • Inside Government
  • Upcoming Civics badges: Democracy for Juniors
  • Cadette Girl Scout Way
  • Finding Common Ground
  • Netiquette
  • Upcoming Civics badges: Democracy for Cadettes
  • Senior Girl Scout Way
  • Behind the Ballot
  • Upcoming Civics badges: Democracy for Seniors
  • Ambassador Girl Scout Way
  • Public Policy
  • Upcoming Civics badges: Democracy for Ambassadors


Resources for Troop Leaders