History of the Task Forces
In 2001, Girl Scouts of the USA, our National organization launched an ambitious initiative - Girl Scouting: For Every Girl, Everywhere - to focus and concentrate efforts to reach girls and adults from populations that were underrepresented in Girl Scouting. As part of this initiative, Girl Scouts of Nassau County created the Every Girl, Everywhere (EGEW) Task Force to provide guidance and support as we worked to find ways to expand opportunities for all girls to develop their full potential. One of the recommendations of the volunteers on the EGEW Task Force was that Girl Scouts of Nassau County create committees of volunteers/community members that would mobilize volunteers to provide focus, support and guidance in reaching out to the girls and adults of the most underrepresented areas in Nassau County. Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s efforts to reach these targeted communities pre-date the EGEW Initiative, with the initial focus stemming from the Diversity Plan developed by the Board of Directors’ Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC). This plan resulted in the Girl Scouts Where You Live program (recognized by GSUSA as a National Best Practice), development of our Scoutreach team and the launching of our lunchtime programs.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County currently has three task forces: