Dear Girl Scout Overseas Families,
As many of you are likely aware, Boy Scouts of America announced that they will begin to allow girls into their Cub Scouts program (grades K-5) next year and will develop a separate program for older girls that is expected to be available in 2019, which will allow girls to advance to the rank of Eagle Scout. While we continue to gather information, and learn more about this decision, our Movement remains committed to and believes strongly in the importance of the all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment that Girl Scouts provides, which creates a necessary safe space for girls to learn and thrive.
Girl Scouts Is the Girl Leadership Expert and is the best leadership development experience for girls. We remain dedicated to ensuring all 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 and developing programs that meet their needs and interests in a safe, all-girl environment.
As girls, volunteers, alumnae, and family members, you know the value of the incredible experiences we provide girls in leadership, STEM, outdoor, entrepreneurship, and life-skills programming. From our youngest Girl Scouts who are finding their voice and raising their hand to our Gold Award Girl Scouts who are transforming an idea and vision for change into an action...