Year of the Girl

In Her Own Words – 2012 Girls’ World Forum

Earlier this summer, two GSCM Girl Scouts, Sally and Molly, traveled to Chicago for the Girls’ World Forum, the third and final in the series of Young Women’s World Forums, WAGGGS’ international centenary events. At the GWF girls and young women aged 14 to 18 years old came together from all over the world to discuss and develop action steps to address three of eight UN Millennium Development Goals that were selected by girls for World Association of Girl Guides and Girl […]

Girl Scouting – One Cadette’s Perspective

Why do girls need Girl Scouts? That is a question that is often asked; the answer varies from girl to girl. The journey begins with the Girl Scout environment itself. A girl’s leadership blooms among other girls—away from school pressures, social cliques, and boys—where she can be herself and try new things. The Girl Scout experience gives young women the confidence and the tools to lead—to find, inside the uncertain girl, the young woman who will make a difference in her world. […]

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Designating 2012 the Year of the Girl

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating 2012 the ‘Year of the Girl’ to mark the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. The resolution recognizes the more than 50,000,000 women in the United States that are Girl Scout alumnae and the importance of empowering girls to lead with courage, confidence, and character. “I love the Girl Scouts and I love being a Girl Scout. For 100 years, the Girl Scouts have stood for the education and empowerment of girls,” said Senator Barbara […]

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