Friday, October 7, 2011

Girl Scouts Featured in USA Today's Hispanic Heritage Issue

Girl Scouts and the Hispanic community have fundamental beliefs in common. Latinos identify family, education, self-respect and culture as being important—a list that's not very different from the principles found in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. After all, Girl Scouts was founded as a values-based organization. And that continues to set it apart from many others today.

Girl Scouts of the USA has a full page ad and editorial content in USA Today’s issue of Hispanic Heritage that ran on September 30.

Featured is an editorial on Anna Maria Chávez, set to officially assume her new role as CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA at the Girl Scouts National Council Session/52nd Convention in November. The article hit on the 25th anniversary of Hispanic Heritage month.

"I want all youth – and girls in particular – to understand that anything is possible as long as you study hard, give back to the community, and stay positive when obstacles get in the way," states Chávez. "I also want today’s girls to always remember that they are role models for other students so they should always exemplify the positive qualities that they would like to see in others".

Do you have a message you would like to share with today's youth?