August 1, 2024, we will be sunsetting the gsCommunity website. This decision was not made lightly, and we are deeply grateful for the connections, adventures, and memories we have shared. 

The Culture Code Lab is your chance to honor what our girls care about most.

In our most recent Voices Count surveys of 500 Girl Scouts all over the region, a resounding 95% of our young people shared a commitment to standing up for racial justice, gender equity, and belonging for LGBTQ+ and gender-expansive youth. Since a big part of the GS experience is letting our Girl Scouts lead, it’s time to walk the walk – this is our chance to follow their leadership, dive into learning, and become the adult allies they need. We’re ready!

The Culture Code Lab was designed to follow the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Our Culture Code Lab offers our Girl Scout Volunteers a chance to:

  • DISCOVER ourselves in a racist world
  • CONNECT with our hearts wide open
  • TAKE ACTION to make the world better for all people

Through a combination of online learning and in-person practice, each course participant will get an in-depth exploration of our Culture Code for Equity and Belonging. You can earn a certificate and virtual badge for your effort, so get your growth mindset ready! GSNorcal stands proudly with girls and gender-expansive kids —this is our chance to rise together and take the lead from our Girl Scouts so we’re supporting them in just the way they need!

In your Culture Code Lab experience, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about Girl Scouts’ history of activism, important key terms, and action steps for building inclusive spaces! Not only that – since these modules are hosted on our gsCommunity platform, you’ll also be able to participate in group discussions, connect with other volunteers across our council in cohort groups, have guides to create DEIB activities for your troops, as well as access lots of tangible resources (articles, documents, videos, and more) to help you create a super-inclusive, welcoming Girl Scout experience. Trust me, there is something for every kind of learner in these modules!


Now, I KNOW you’re wondering: How do I access the Culture Code Lab??

It’s as easy as scanning a QR code or clicking a link!

  • Step 1: If you aren’t a member yet, join gsCommunity
  • (If you’re already a member, you can go to Step 2)
  • Step 2: Request access to the Culture Code Lab by clicking here, or by scanning the QR code below:


  • Step 3: Explore the Culture Code Lab and start your peer-to-peer learning experience at your own pace!

We are SO excited to have you join us in the Culture Code Lab, we hope to learn as much from you as you learn with us! If you have any questions or issues joining gsCommunity or the Culture Code Lab space, please reach out to for assistance.

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