While Girl Scouts was launched more than 100 years ago for girls in Middle Tennessee, it wasn’t until 1943 that Black girls were welcomed openly and registered into Girl Scout troops in this council. Under the leadership of Josephine Groves Holloway, the first Black troop leader and first Black employee, this council stood up against racial injustices and defined our organization as one committed to serving EVERY girl. More than 70 years later, the tragedies of racism and injustice are still all too prevalent in our society.

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