An open letter to Girls Scouts of America concerning their stance on the promise.
Dear Girl Scouts of America,
The big deal about the change in the Girl Scout promise has long since been forgotten by most everyone. I have been a Girl Scout Leader for six years-plus and I believe what Girl Scouts stand for. They are an asset to the community we live in, but the subtle change in the girl Scout promise has been on my mind for some time. While the actual wording of the promise remains the same, its premise does not.
I would like to quote the words of Mary Rose Main, the Girl Scout National Executive Director, that I found in my leader’s manual; “At a time when many organizations and institutions are being challenged on their membership requirements and core values, Girl Scouts must be united and consistent in…
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