What is Girl Scouting?
What We Stand For
Girl Scouting's mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Throughout our 100-year history, Girl Scouts of the USA has aimed to stay true to our values - the cornerstones of leadership, sisterhood, and inclusion.
Through partnerships with adults, girls practice setting and achieving goals in a safe, and nuturing environment. At each age level, girls take on increasing leadership and responsibility for their own actions.
Girl Scouts cannot be stereotyped. They include girls from many walks of life, such as girls who are from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious groups; who have different family arrangements, and who come from urban, suburban, and rural areas across southeast Louisiana.
The values found in the Girl Scout Promise and Law provide an essential framework for developing character, making sound decisions, and fostering strength of conviction. By working together with their troops/groups and with their adult leaders, girls gain greater insights in coping with moral and social dilemmas.
Girl Scouts Louisiana East wishes to assure parents, volunteers, community partners, and all the friends of Girl Scouting, that Girl Scouts Louisiana East does not, nor will it, collaborate with Planned Parenthood because we believe issues related to human sexuality and reproductive health are best left to families to discuss with their daughters. To view the council's complete statement regarding Planned Parenthood, click here.
The Girl Scouts Louisiana East board affirmed its position in serving girls only, at its November 2011 board meeting. To view the official statement, click here.