Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of Girl Scouts of Colorado. We aim to empower every girl to make the world a better place. We acknowledge the impacts of systemic racism, and we are committed to working together to build an anti-racist society and continuing that journey within our own organization.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion have been core values of Girl Scouts since its founding in 1912. GSCO and Girl Scouts of the USA value diversity in all its forms and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, gender, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, public assistance, local human rights commission activity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Girl Scouts of Colorado does not tolerate discrimination thus defined by its staff, volunteers, members, partners, or participants.
GSCO is committed to creating an
environment where all girls have the opportunity to participate in a
movement that encourages them to overcome barriers and become leaders
in their community and world.
All GSCO staff, volunteers, and members
are expected to think, speak, and act in ways that ensure all people
feel they belong and can meaningfully participate in all aspects of
Girl Scouting, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, alienage or
national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability,
gender, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identification, genetic information, public
assistance, local human rights commission activity, or any other
characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local
GSCO is committed to inclusion and will make reasonable efforts to provide accessibility to girls of all levels of ability.
Further the Conversation
Being an ally is a verb not a noun. It is the commitment to a lifelong journey of learning about and recognizing your privilege. Completing Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Diverse. Inclusive. Together. patch program is a great first step in this journey. Below you will find additional resources* for caregivers and children to continue your exploration of topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Being an advocate for social justice issues doesn't have to be an adults only role. Use our guide to explore the topic of social justice advocacy with your family and learn how you can engage your family at home and in the community.
Diverse. Inclusive. Together. patch
The program is designed to help participants start the conversation about race and racism by learning to appreciate diversity and honor and celebrate differences. Grant funding will provide FREE patches to the first 750 Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members who complete all activity and reporting requirements. Use this online form to request your patch.
Patch curriculum by grade level (English and Spanish)
Race and Privilege
Black History, Cultures, and Identities
*This list of resources is growing and evolving to encompass all topics around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Do you have a resource you would like us to add to the list? Contact us at GirlExperience@gscolorado.org