In these challenging times, girls need to know, more than ever, that Girl Scouts is a safe space that welcomes and values people of all abilities and racial, social, and economic backgrounds. We believe in the power and potential of every girl and see in them the character and passion that will truly make this world a better place. We are here to support girls as they raise their voices for the issues that are important to them, and we will continue to help our volunteers and families as they guide girls through this difficult time in history. We all have a role in ensuring a better future for girls, and we must work together to build an antiracist society. By exploring different points of view, listening to others, and educating ourselves, we can help shape the world that our girls deserve—one in which every person has equal opportunities to thrive.
Patricia A. Burkart