Friday, March 11, 2016

Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!

A special message from Anna Maria Chávez, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

As we prepare to commemorate the founding of Girl Scouts of the USA, I hope everyone has had a joyous and meaningful Girl Scout Week. It has been a very special one, as leadership from the majority of our councils came together from across the country to strengthen partnerships and think even bigger and bolder about our future.

Juliette Gordon Low’s vision was to establish the first, largest and only girl-led organization that prepares girls for every day leadership. The core of that vision was to provide rich experiences for girls to explore new interests and face challenges, form new friendships and make lasting community contributions and I am immensely proud that it continues to be at the center of our mission today.

Now, 104 years later, we each play a role in keeping that vision alive for a new generation and our mission has never carried more weight. Our girls are at the forefront of where we are going, and we need to be right there with them to ensure they know that no career and no future path is out of their reach.

As we honor our proud legacy while looking to the future and all that it holds for Girl Scouting, I know Daisy Low would be proud of all that the Movement she founded has accomplished, and I am convinced that the best is yet to come. 

So happy birthday, Girl Scouts! And thanks to all of you for everything you do to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.