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What We Stand For

The mission of Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Our focus is on building girls’ leadership and life skills—not a political agenda.

Our girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences, such as being a member of a Girl Scout Robotics team, field trips, skill-building workshops, community service projects, environmental stewardships, and programs in our core focus areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), money management and health.

However, questions sometimes arise about Girl Scouting and we want to supply our volunteers and families with accurate information. Below are some key facts:

  • There is no relationship—past, present or planned—between Planned Parenthood and Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. In addition, Girl Scouts of the USA does not have a relationship or partnership with Planned Parenthood.
  • Girl Scouts does not take a position on reproductive issues. We believe these are matters that are best discussed within the family.
  • We feel our role is to help girls develop self-confidence and good decision-making skills that will help them make wise choices in all areas of their lives.
  • Girl Scouts actively encourage every girl to become a stronger member of her faith community.

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