As seen in the latest issue of Girls World, Girl Scout Bracha from troop 613 participated in the National History Day Competition and won 2nd place for the state competition! If you haven’t been able to read the article yet, here is a brief overview of the contest and Bracha’s performance:
“My name is Bracha and I am 16 years old. I am an Ambassador in Girl Scout Troop 613 and am student at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in the Ingenuity Project. This past school year, my high school history class was required to make a National History Day project.
The National History Day (NHD) competition is a year long academic competition that involves over half a million 6th – 12th grade students in historical research and presentation based on an annual theme. In 2013, the theme was Turning Points in history.
I really feel that Juliette Gordon Low’s creation of Girl Scouts fits the NHD theme since it is truly a turning point in history. Before Girl Scouts, women did not have leadership positions in the American workforce and were only expected to be wives and mothers. Juliette daringly created an organization that promoted leadership skills in girls in order to ‘create a newer and better world.’
Today, many women have leadership positions as a result of Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts was a turning point in women’s leadership and it continues to inspire and teach girls essential skills and values. As Juliette Gordon Low said herself, “Girl Scouting is the cradle of careers. It is where careers are born.”
Watch Bracha’s performance below!