Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spotlight on Great Girl Scouts

As Women’s History Month draws to a close, we’re reflecting on all the women who have changed the world for the better and the girls who will do it the future.

Hareem and Amanda, two teen Girl Scouts from Virginia and Illinois who won the Girl Scouts Speak Out PSA contest “Dear Mr. President,” credit Girl Scouting for making them young women with the training to bring their vision to life and make a difference, and they want more girls to have access to that.

Both girls say they know the power of their own voice and they want other girls to see it can be the same for them too.

“When people say, ‘You’re just a girl,’ it makes me sort of sad. Girls aren’t hearing the right messages,” says Amanda. “Girl Scouting gives you the confidence to believe you can do it and the skills so you know how.”

 “I want to be a marine biologist and a political leader. Girl Scouting will help me do that through the skills it helps me develop, from selling cookies to things like this PSA contest – it’s helped a lot in my every day life” says Hareem.

Learn more about Hareem and Amanda and watch their PSA here.