Girl Scouts of the USA, which enters its 100th anniversary year in 2012, is rolling out an all-new collection of badges aimed at giving girls the skills they need to succeed.
Today.com reports that "most people associate Girl Scouts with cookies rather than, say, digital photography. But though the cookie business continues to be a hallmark of what it means to be a scout, Girl Scouts of the USA has just released a series of newer, modern badges that show the century-old organization is hip with the times."
“We want girls to become leaders in their own lives and in the world,” explained Alisha Niehaus, the executive editor in charge of program resources for Girl Scouts of the USA. “These badges focus on giving girls fun with purpose, so they can go ahead and be leaders in the next century.”
The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting has found immediate, widespread acceptance in the Girl Scouting community. The initial press run of 850,000 copies has all but sold out.