Stretching to New Girl Scout Heights: Are you ready to grow this World Thinking Day?
Blog 15 Jan 2017 | 5:00 am
When you’re a Girl Scout, you’re part of so much more than one troop, one community, one geography, and that’s part of what makes this journey so unique and so life-changing. Because when you’re a Girl Scout, you’re part of a very special, very expansive network of extraordinary girls and women that spans all the way across the world. And every single one is a force to be reckoned with. Whether she’s in the United States, Italy, Japan, or anywhere in between, one thing’s for sure. She’s a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ and she’s out to change the world—it’s...
Dorothy Vaughan: Meet the G.I.R.L.s Behind ‘Hidden Figures’
Blog 13 Jan 2017 | 9:50 am
Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson, and Mary Jackson are the real-life go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders of Hidden Figures, story of the African American women mathematicians behind some of NASA’s greatest victories. Follow along as we honor each of these inspiring women who broke through countless barriers around race, gender, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).Dorothy Vaughan—the Go-getter Dorothy Vaughan, Lessie Hunter, and Vivian Adair - the "Human Computers." Image via NASA“I changed what I could, and what I couldn’t, I endured.”Dorothy Vaughan was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1910. Her mother passed away when she was only two years...
Girls’ Choice Badges Are Back: Voting Is Open Through January 22!
Blog 11 Jan 2017 | 6:00 am
At Girl Scouts, girl-led programming that speaks to and nurtures girls’ interests and skills (they have so many!) is at the very core of our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. At every turn, we want her to know the world is hers, and so we give her countless opportunities to unleash that inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ who will take the lead to change her world, and ours.That’s exactly why Girls’ Choice badges are back, and we’re so excited! This year, girls can choose their favorite badge topic from four new and exciting options. And...