Thursday, August 26, 2010

Two Governor Hopefuls, Two Former Girl Scouts

In Oklahoma, The Moore American reports that when the next governor of Oklahoma takes the oath of office in January, she will be bringing with her the words from another oath - The Girl Scout Promise and Law. Both candidates for Oklahoma’s governor this year are Girl Scouts, and both said the leadership skills they learned to get them to this important moment in the state’s history can be traced directly to the experiences they had as a Girl Scout. Cathy Stackpole, CEO for Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma states:
“The fact that we have two distinguished women running for the top leadership position in our state who also were Girl Scouts is a testament to the power of the leadership experience of Girl Scouts.”
Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, Democrat, and Congresswoman Mary Fallin, Republican, are proud of their own Girl Scout experiences and both remain active in the organization today. Fallin is a member of Troop Capitol Hill, an honorary Girl Scout Troop comprised of women serving in Congress. Askins is a member of the local Juliette Low Leadership Society, which supports Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma and is an adult member of the local council.

Leadership in action - definitely a fantastic example. Check out the entire article here. How many women in governance do you think were Girl Scouts?