Diversity and inclusion have been core values of Girl Scouts since its founding in 1912. Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida and Girl Scouts of the USA value diversity in all its forms and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, gender, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
Our Statement on Transgender and Non-Binary Youth
Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida is committed to inclusion and strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment for transgender and gender non-conforming Girl Scout members and prospective members. We welcome children from across the gender spectrum: those who identify as transgender, agender, androgynous, etc., and those who are in transition or questioning their gender identity. The Girl Scout mission is to hold space for those who, on the spectrum of gender identity, are not cisgender boys (those whose gender identity is boy, and the sex assigned at birth is male.)
Who can join Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida? I identify as __________. Can I join Girl Scouts and participate in troops, camps and/or programming?
Cisgender girl (gender identity girl and sex assigned at birth girl) – yes
Gender non-conforming/gender neutral/non-binary – yes
Transgender – yes
Gender identity girl and sex assigned at birth male – yes
Gender identity boy and sex assigned at birth female – yes
We all have a responsibility to treat every individual with respect and dignity, and to honor the way they show up in the world. There are many resources out there for youth and for adults who want to better understand some of the terminology that relates to the LGBTQ+ community, though there are many ways to define these common words and phrases.