Dear Troop Leaders and Girl Scout Supporters,
You’ve likely heard the news of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to recruit girls into their program. Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is more committed than ever before to ensuring girls take their rightful place as leaders in their communities, their country and the world.
Girl Scouting's more than 100-year legacy of research, experience and results prove the success of our focus exclusively on girls. Our approach to developing a pipeline of strong, confident girls and women with amazing leadership skills originates from our expertise knowing the unique needs of girls and understanding the gender gaps that still exist in nearly every facet of business and society.
GSSN affirms with confidence that it will remain, as ever, committed to the unique needs of girls. Amazing opportunities are available for girls through our program. Girls challenge themselves in high adventure outdoor activities, discover the world of exciting technology, and earn the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award that make a profound and lasting impact locally and globally.
We urge our Girl Scout members, alumnae, and supporters to speak up on behalf of our exceptional experiences for girls. For too long, we have been reserved in our approach to talking about the benefits of Girl Scouting, rather than proudly and loudly sharing the stories of impact that our girl members and volunteers make in their communities.
We know that girls thrive in an all-girl, girl-led, girl-focused environment. I invite you, our Girl Scout volunteers and supporters, to help us amplify the incredible power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) in our Movement. Share your story via social media. Consider writing a letter to your local news editor about the impact your girls make. Invite new girls in the community to engage in your Girl Scout troop. Join us as we reaffirm that Girl Scouts is, and will remain, the scouting program that truly benefits local girls by providing a safe space for them to learn and lead.
We look forward to an outstanding summer ahead, and invite all of you to join us as we ensure even more girls have access to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and that our community understands what a difference it makes in their lives. I hope you'll reach out if you have any questions.
Thank you for standing Girl Scout strong!
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada
P.S. What to learn more about the time-tested and proven outcomes of Girl Scouting? Check out The Girl Scout Impact Study.