Women & Girls in Scouting
December 2 – 4, 2022 – Pleasanton, California
Flory is GGAC Council’s Co-VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
While at Philmont last summer, I was excited to learn that our NST3 Lead, Dr Sangeeta Gupta would spearhead a California conference with timely topics affecting the growing number of women and girls in the BSA. This seminal GGAC sponsored conference, Colour Outside the Lines, builds upon the two initial Philmont conferences from 2021 “Womens and Allies,” and 2022 “Finding Your Seat at the Table.” Similar to Philmont’s multi-day meetings, 87 men and women Scouters assembled at our conference from various Councils where we learned, discussed and received tools to make the BSA a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive organization. Quite an accomplishment!
“The BSA’s commitment to DEI is a journey and one of change…we need to bring people along…..we need to be relevant.”
“I was really encouraged by the quality of the seminar’s presenters, their knowledge, experience and the fact that they are Scout moms. I know Sea Scouting has empowered young women for decades to be that fraction of engineers and scientists and this training revealed that girl troops and their leadership can be the equalizing force in society. By offering this revealing training to all Scouts, we can build a society where bropropriating, mansplaining and inequality will be marginalized in the adult world. Scouting can be the liberating movement our society sought 50 years ago and all girls deserve.”
“Culturally informed experiences create a unique lens that we need to see through as we meet and invite those who wish to be in scouting.”
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