We stand for ALL girls. Always have, always will. Confusion creates risks for Girl Scouts. We know that 53% of non-scouting families think that Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are the same organization. Therefore, we also know how easy it is to confuse schools and families into thinking that “Boy Scouts for girls” is the same as Girl Scouts.
We also know that girls in Alabama need Girl Scouting because we provide a Girl Scout Leadership program that is specifically designed for girls. The Girl Scout Research Institute’s “State of the Girl” report details harsh realities for many girls in Alabama including the fact that our state ranked 45th in overall well-being. Around 27 percent of school-aged girls in the state are currently living in poverty, and 22 percent of girls ages 6-17, according to the reports, do not participate in any organized activities.
GSSA is pro-‐family. Throughout the year, we provide a variety of events that promote family togetherness. We encourage girls to participate in Girl Scouts with their entire family and make the program something that brings them closer to their parents and siblings.
GSSA is committed to diversity and inclusiveness, as Girl Scouts is dedicated to every girl, everywhere.
GSSA does not promote a political agenda. We encourage girls to develop skills that reinforce a belief in themselves through courage, confidence, and character.
GSSA emphasizes good citizenship via community involvement. Girls are encouraged to look around their communities to identify community needs and join the effort to make their world a better place.
GSSA provides hands-‐on, experiential education that supplements traditional school programs. We help girls learn to discover, connect, and take action.
GSSA emphasizes skill-building in the outdoors and respect for the environment.