4. Girl Scouts Stands for Inclusion
The first American Girl Guides troop in Savannah had 18 girls from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Gordon Low used her disability to promote the inclusion of girls from every sort of circumstance imaginable. She stressed that Girl Scouts would never align itself with any political or religious organization so no one would feel alienated. In this way, she kept the Girl Scouts as a neutral pace for girls to improve themselves while serving the community.
Martin Luther King Jr. called the Girl Scouts “a force for desegregation.” There were African American girls in troops in New Bedford, Massachusetts back in 1913. In Houston in 1922, a Latina troop was formed. The Girls Scouts lent help to Japanese-American girls interned during World War II. Girl Scouts has always welcomed leaders and girls and those who identify as girls from the LGBTQAI+ community.
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