Inclusion Initiative

From the very beginning, Girl Scouting was an inclusive organization.  Even our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, faced challenges with a disability.  After an accident damaged her hearing at the age of 24, an additional injury just a short time later worsened her condition.   She knew in 1912, as she founded what has become the world’s preeminent organization for girls, that including ALL girls was important.

Proudly, Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines is in the second year of a partnership with the National Inclusion Project to help accomplish the goal of serving ALL girls; where all participate and all belong.  Learn more about other agencies that will assist Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines in serving all girls and providing support and resources to our entire membership community.

Visit this page often for updates on our council's new Circle of Friends patch program and fun resources and ideas to help us work with all girls!

Do you want to make sure that all girls are able to fully participate in Girl Scouting? Great, we do too!  As we continue our endeavor to make this happen, we need your feedback so we can measure our success as we go. Fill out the survey - and tell us what YOU think!

Have questions regarding inclusion?  Contact the inclusion specialist for Girl Scouts- North Carolina Coastal Pines,  Allison LaFex Winans or 800-284-4475, 919-782-3021.

Special thanks to our generous partners who have helped make this project happen:

National Inclusion Project Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
Community Partnerships Tammy Lynn Center