Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This Women’s History Month, Girl Scouts Write Their Own

Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low once famously said, “The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.”

That’s because she knew that when girls work together, they can accomplish anything! Whether it’s protecting the environment, lobbying the city council, or speaking up for the vulnerable, Girl Scouts are constantly making history and changing the world.

As we celebrate Women’s History Month (and get prepared for Girl Scout Week), let’s shine a bright spotlight on the inspiring, go-getting Girl Scouts who are raising their voices, rolling up their sleeves, and taking action today to make a better world for tomorrow.

Every day, girls across the United States show their G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ spirit by advocating for positive change in their community, whether locally, nationally, or internationally.

Check out how these amazing girls are not only making the world a better place but also making history!

Colorado Cadettes Lead State’s First Vehicle Smoking Ban 

Learn how five brave risk-takers got a smoking ordinance passed in their town as part of their Silver Award project. MORE

Cassie Puts Her Inner G.I.R.L. to the Test to Fight Child Marriage

Meet the Girl Scout who shows us the meaning of never giving up in her fight against child marriage. MORE 

Giving Power to Students’ Voices

This Gold Award Girl Scout is working to prevent bullying, strengthen relationships, and promote peace among her classmates and within her community at large. MORE

Muslim Girl Scouts Extend Friendship and Fun Across Cultures
Learn more about these Girl Scouts who are fighting ignorance with kindness and offers of friendship. MORE

Michigan Water Crisis Propels Brownies into Action 

Get to know this group of small but mighty Brownies as they advocate for safe drinking water in Flint. MORE 

As you can see, Girl Scouts are preparing to make their lasting mark on history, whatever they choose to do. Nothing is off the table when it comes to building a better future for us all!

Ready to write your own bit of history? Here’s an idea: take action to advance the G.I.R.L. Agenda, a nonpartisan initiative to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls and those who care about them to lead positive change through civic action. And while you’re at it, get Girl Scout–approved civic engagement resources especially tailored for adults and girls.