It is a challenging, stressful, emotional time for people and girls around the nation and in our own communities. This week, our Member Monday blog post is dedicated to providing a sense of comfort and optimism for our members in light of our continuing conversations about how to provide resources and support for our community and sisterhood.
We will also be providing resources and ways for girls to take action and heal during this time. We stand with girls unequivocally, and protecting and promoting their joy and safety is a vital part of our mission.Our Girl Scout curriculum inherently focuses on respecting diversity, advocating and taking action on important issues, and how be a good citizen. But we also recognize that we will need to provide more specific resources and activities. We will also be providing resources and ways for girls to take action and heal during this time. We stand with girls unequivocally, and protecting and promoting their joy and safety is a vital part of our mission.
Girl Scouts from Troop 55191 did a good turn last weekend and delivered more than 1,000 painted inspirational rocks to Alexian Brothers Hospital in Elk Grove Village. The rocks, along with yard signs, handwritten cards, homemade masks, Girl Scout Cookies and hand sanitizer, were all intended to boost the morale of essential workers at the facility. That’s Girl Scouts––making the world a better place, especially in challenging times.
As a girl-led organization, we support our Girl Scouts’ passion and desire to make a difference within their own communities. Our Girl Scouts and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access page now has a living list of resources for girls to take action, reflect on current events, and learn. Here are some of those resources:
Raising Awesome Girls Series by GSUSA
- Why Tolerance Isn’t Working
- How to Talk to Your Girl About Scary News
- Support Her as She Stands For Change
- How to Fight Injustice
- What Our Country Needs Right Now
- Help Kids Take Action Against Racism
- Books about Racism and Social Justice- Common Sense Media (Grades K-12)
- Chicago Public Library’s collection of Black Lives Matter related books for kids
- Chicago Public Library’s Black Live Matter Books for Teens
- Chicago Public Library’s List of Antiracist Books
Find out more about GCNWI’s efforts toward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access.
We know how passionate, intelligent, and dedicated you are to assisting your community. We want to tell the whole world. Share with us resources, actions, healing projects, and other ideas by tagging us @GirlScoutsGCNWI, posting on our Facebook page, or sharing your story on our website.