GSLPG wants its members and partners to know that there is no relationship — past, present or planned — between Planned Parenthood and Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf or Girl Scouts of the USA. Girl Scouts does not take a stand on abortion or birth control. At the same time, Girl Scouts respects the moral teachings and theology of our members churches. We support the right of pastors to verify that troops in their parishes are in compliance with church teaching.
Girl Scouts does not advocate for or against any issue regarding a girl’s health and sexuality. If programs address these issues, girls who choose to participate must have the fully informed consent of their parents or guardians. We support the right of pastors to verify that troops in their parishes are in compliance with Church teaching.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the international organization for Girl Scouts. Much as the United States is only one of 192 members of the United Nations, Girl Scouts of the USA is only one of 145 members of WAGGGS. Girl Scouts of the USA sets its own policies and programs without influence from WAGGGS, and no GSLPG membership dues are used as dues to WAGGGS.