The Boss,* a highly anticipated comedy film, starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell, spoofed everyone’s favorite time of year. And yes, that’s Girl Scout Cookie season! But don’t let Melissa’s hilarious turn as Michelle Darnell fool you—the real “bosses” are our nearly 2 million Girl Scout #cookiebosses . They take the lead every day, applying business skills learned through the Girl Scout Cookie Program to make the world a better place.
At the very least, Girl Scout troop leaders (both current and potential) might learn what not to do from Michelle Darnell! But rather than focusing on what “troop leaders” do in this comedy, we want to acknowledge the real-life women and men— our wonderful Girl Scout volunteers—who support Girl Scouts so that more girls can live the life they want and create the world they want to live in.
Every day nearly 800,000 volunteers take the lead to help Girl Scouts become fearless, resilient, go-getters who learn how to empower themselves—all while having fun, trying new things, and taking action to address the issues they care about. And that’s what Girl Scouts is really all about. So, thank you to each and every person who has stepped up to help girls hone their business skills and practice everyday leadership.
Let us know if you're interested in becoming a Girl Scout or volunteering with the largest girl-led organization in the world. It’s the real thing.
*Given the movie’s R rating, Girl Scouts under age 17 should not watch this movie without a parent, caregiver, or other adult present.