Raising competent and confident girls today is more difficult than ever. Girl Scouts of Nassau County launched its Critical Issues Initiative in 2005 to educate girls, parents, educators, coaches, and community members about the pressures girls face, and to become a resource for them.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of topics are explored in the Critical Issues Initiative?
Current programs focus on issues that girls say are relevant to them, including bullying, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, body image, responsible digital citizenship and time management. Programs are interactive and utilize a variety of different senses and learning styles.
Do you work with groups OTHER than Troops?
Yes! We collaborate with Troops, schools, teams, churches, synagogues, and other community or religious groups on programs that will meet their needs.
What programs do you provide for older girls?
Do you work with adults?
Yes! GSNC provides programs for educators, parents, coaches, leaders, and community members to give them the tools to help girls deal with these issues. Adults are also welcome to contact us for advice with specific situations.
How can I stay up-to-date on issues that impact girls?
“Like” Girl Scouts of Nassau County on Facebook. We frequently post new research and news stories on these issues.
How can I get more information about bringing a program to my school, Troop, team, or community group?
Advocacy and Critical Issues Coordinator
Read the results of our survey on girl friendships highlighted in Girlfriends Magazine.
We want to be better at all we do. Please tell us if there is a critical issue you would like to see us address,