Councils and International Resources


Girl Scout Inclusion resources

Western Washington Girl Scout Inclusion Handbook pdf

Get Moving songs songs

Insights and the Girl Scout Philosophy video

The girl first approach video

Women with special needs who “grew up” in the Girl Scout program describe the benefits of Girl Scouting video

Girl Scout troop leader describes successes and personal growth that girls with special needs have experienced in her troop from selling Girl Scout cookies video

An overview of the philosophy and principles to use when accommodating everyone in your troop of various needs video

Step-by-step through the types of accommodations you will likely need in place to keep your meetings inclusive to all as you navigate all the program levels from Daisies to Ambassadors video

Tips and strategies for welcoming a girl with special needs into your troop, as well as useful ways of thinking about and approaching the topic video

Tips and strategies to promote success in your troop that you implement prior to the troop meeting video

Accommodations in general… their philosophy, history, and relevance to your troop meetings video

Accommodations for girls with challenges in communication differences video

Accommodations for girls with challenges in deafness and hearing impairment video

Accommodations for girls with challenges in prosocial behavioral and relational differences video

Accommodations for girls with various learning differences. Includes a discussion about learning styles video

Accommodations for girls with challenges in “gross motor” movement differences video

Accommodations for girls with challenges in “fine motor” movement differences video

Accommodations for girls with challenges in blindness and low vision video

Accommodations for girls with challenges in mental health disorders video

Accommodations for girls with challenges in other health disorders video

Accommodations for girls with challenges in dietary needs video

Ways to promote a state of calm attentiveness in all the girls video

General principles to consider when developing strategies to help any girl move from behaviors that are negative, to ones more positive in nature video

Specific steps to apply when developing strategies to help any girl move from behaviors that are negative, to ones more positive in nature video

General principles to consider when developing strategies to help any girl prevent or de-escalate a crisis (meltdown) video

General principles to consider when taking your inclusive troop on an outing or day trip video

Specific steps to review when taking your inclusive troop on an outing or day trip video

General principles to consider when taking your inclusive troop on an overnight event video

Specific steps to review when taking your inclusive troop on an overnight event video

Troop leader resources, and troop leader self care video

Utilizing the parents as a resource video

Cultural factors you may need to be aware of, for first- or second-generation Americans (such as how various cultures around the world view people with special needs) video