Friday, December 28, 2018

4 Times Girl Scouts Totally Rocked 2018

This year, Girl Scouts didn’t just do incredible things, they showed the world what it means to unleash their G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ spirit and change it for the better. From the youngest Girl Scouts to alums in every industry, Girl Scouts totally rocked 2018 in unexpected ways—inspiring headlines in the news and buzz across the social media universe.

Here are just a few instances of the world getting on board with Girl Scout green in 2018.

From cookies to Congress: More than half the women elected to the 116th Congress were Girl Scouts

This year’s election made one thing crystal clear: Girl Scouts prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership! Over half the women in the 116th Congress are Girl Scout alums, proving that young, civically engaged Girl Scouts are growing up to become policymakers who commit their lives to making the world a better place for us all.

Girl Scout Julianne Speyer Calls Out Announcer’s Sexist Remarks

When the announcer at a parade made a sexist and patronizing remark about Girl Scouts, this G.I.R.L. wrote a letter to the editor voicing her disappointment. Not only did her letter go viral but it also reminded men and women everywhere that girls aren’t just standing by idly “having fun,” but they’re taking action to change the world!

Girl Scouts Introduces 30 New Badges to Power Girl Leadership
If you thought Girl Scouts was only about crafts, think again! From cybersecurity to space exploration to environmental advocacy to outdoor adventure, girls now have 30 new badges they can earn while building skills that’ll help them soar higher than ever before. Yep, Girl Scouts can do it all!

In New Class of Young Lawmakers, a Former Girl Scout Goes to the Statehouse

When 17-year-old Cassie Levesque led a campaign to end child marriage in New Hampshire, she was told that she was “just a Girl Scout,” despite earning the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award. Now, at age 19, Cassie’s making history as one of the youngest women elected to New Hampshire’s House of Representatives.

A Super Girl Scout Makes Movies to Make Life Better for Vulnerable Girls

Gold Award Girl Scout Sakshi made her mark on the world in 2018. Thanks to her Gold Award, an initiative she calls Project GREET—Girl Rights: Engage, Empower, Train is available in more than 15 countries, which now have heightened awareness of sex trafficking, child marriage, and gender inequality. Resiliently, Sakshi continues her work to make life better for vulnerable girls around the world.

Why Selling Girl Scout Cookies Made Me the Businesswoman I Am Today

Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit + Co, reflects on how the lessons she learned as a Girl Scout led to the media powerhouse she’s building today. The Girl Scout Cookie Program didn’t just teach her how to be finance savvy, but it also helped her build the people skills needed to develop healthy business relationships.

Cheers to an incredible year!