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Our commitment to diversity
There is only one qualification to be a Girl Scout. You have to be a girl. That’s it.
Diversity was the founding idea of Girl Scouting in 1912. Today Girl Scouts of the USA serves girls in every U.S. zip code, from inner city to the prairie. In northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, Girl Scouts of the USA has chartered Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines to carry forth the Girl Scout mission.
Throughout the nation, Girl Scouts serves girls in urban community centers and girls whose mothers are in prison. Girls are served girls in churches, temples, and mosques.
We serve girls. Across income and demographic groups, our membership virtually mirrors U.S. population figures.
We look like America, and we change with America: Latinas in Girl Scouts have surged by 44 percent in the last five years.
Wherever girls live, whatever their circumstances, we help them learn to be safe, think for themselves, and lead the way for others.
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines (GSMWLP) is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to serve girls in northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Programs are open to girls in grades K-12 who join Girl Scouts of the USA.