Truth of the Matter
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is committed to developing today's girls into tomorrow's leaders. We appreciate the rich diversity of values, opinions and beliefs of our membership. Membership is open to all girls and adults who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law and who meet membership requirements. We do not discriminate or recruit on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or national origin, and we welcome members of all abilities.
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri uses a leadership development
filter for all programs and partnerships. We remain steadfast in our
commitment to our mission of developing girls of courage, confidence
and character who make our world a better place.
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has no relationship with Planned
Parenthood and does not plan to create one. We do not develop
materials on issues involving Planned Parenthood or reproductive
health. We believe these are matters best discussed within the
- The World Association of Girl Guides
and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is not the parent organization for Girl
Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). WAGGGS is an association comprised of 146
member organizations of which GSUSA is just one. Girl Scouts of
Eastern Missouri members, girls and adults, are not members of
WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) as
individuals are not allowed to be members.
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is an inclusive
- Girl Scouts in eastern Missouri
participate in the Cookie Program each year. Through participation,
girls learn five life-long skills: decision making, goal setting,
money management, people skills and business ethics. All proceeds
(100-percent) from the Cookie Program stay within our local Council
and support leadership development for girls.
- We are a secular organization and we greatly value our long-standing partnerships with religious organizations across many faiths.
For more information about any of these topics please click the links below. The information included is reflective of our position, which has not changed over the years:
If you're interested in voicing your concerns about the Archdiocese's decision, we encourage you to send a letter asking them to reconsider. Below are form letters you can download and edit.
- Letter to Archbishop Carlson - From a Troop Leader
- Letter to Archbishop Carlson - From a Supporter of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
- Letter to Archbishop Carlson - February 23, 2016
- Letter to Membership - February 22, 2016
- Letter to Girl Scout Parents and Troop Leaders - February 19, 2016
Please join us as together we build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.