The Girl Scouts have been a part of my life since I can remember. As a Kindergartner, I was a Brownie and my mother was a leader.
As soon as I had my first child, I knew that Scouts would again be a part of our lives. My son was in Kindergarten when he became a Tiger Cub in Boy Scouts. Both of my girls became Daisy Scouts as soon as I formed a troop with a few co-leaders.
Scouting teaches girls so many things and gives them some advantages in life. I know that had I not been a Girl Scout, there are many amazing things that I would have missed out on. Becoming a leader, for me, was a way to make certain that my children get to experience the wonderful world of Girl Scouts.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Women who were Girl Scouts as girls display positive life outcomes, higher incomes and education levels, and make more money to a greater degree than women who were not Girl Scouts.
- Of Girl Scout alumnae, 38 percent have attained college degrees, compared to 28 percent of non-alumnae.
- Girl Scout alumnae report a significantly higher household income ($51,700) than non-alumnae ($42,200)
FROM THE GIRL SCOUTS:
You know that feeling when you just can’t wait for tomorrow? When you’re with friends, and you’re talking about all the fun things that could happen? We love that feeling! So let’s do all the cool stuff you imagined – like trying a bunch of new things, making new friends and sharing what makes you smile. We’ll count down to the next day – and the next one, and the next one – together.
The campaign captures the fun of Girl Scouting with the theme “I can’t wait to” and girl-friendly grassroots promotions that will reach every community nationwide. With 3.2 million Girl Scouts and 112 Girl Scout councils across the country, parents, caregivers and volunteers are vital to the organization’s success.
Nationally, Girl Scouting has 3.2 million girl and adult members, 2.3 million girls and 890,000 adult volunteers. In my Brownie Troop, we have 13 members and in my Daisy Troop, we have 16 members. 75% of all girl members are in grades K-5.
Recently my Brownie had the opportunity to pack seeds for needy families in another country. Through GAIN, we packed five packs of seeds into each clear sleeve. Each pack of 5 seeds will yield 50 pounds of produce the first year for that family. The girls learned so much and had a good time working together to get it all done.
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GIRL SCOUTS I CAN’T WAIT WEEK
Girl Scouts is dedicating the week from September 30 – October 6 to getting the word out to parents and caregivers who want girls to make friends, have new adventures and do great things.
Girl Scouts is filling a vital community need.
Girl Scouting is the place for girls to have fun and try new experiences such as turning ordinary household items into robots, convincing the mayor to install a swing for special needs children in a park, or hiking the Appalachian Trail [experiences you reference can be customized based on your experiences with Girl Scouts].
We’ve launched a new girl and volunteer recruitment campaign that highlights the fun, excitement and anticipation that is part of the Girl Scout experience for elementary school-age girls, their caregivers, and potential volunteers.
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Check out the Girl Scouts in action on YouTube