While selling Girl Scout Cookies with her dad, 9-year-old Phoenyx ran into a cookie customer who was deaf. Writing on a slip of paper, the customer asked Phoenyx to return later, when someone else would be home. This one incident inspired this go-getting Girl Scout to learn ASL—not only to communicate with cookie customers in the future, but as a lifelong skill.
**Some signs may not be perfect, but practice makes perfect!
A HUGE thank you to Margaret Seiler, the great-niece of Juliette Gordon Low, for joining us on Girl Scouts' 106th birthday and celebrating Girl Scout Week with future female leaders!
Cadette Girl Scout, Lydia completed her Girl Scout Silver Award by collecting “Novels for Neighbors.” In completing her project, she created a children’s library inside a local shelter for families without homes. Currently, the children of these families have access to over 250 books of various reading levels and topics. Way to go, Lydia!
In honor of Girl Scout Week, we're throwing it back to the very beginning. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low (our fearless founder!) sparked a worldwide movement inspiring girls to embrace their individuality, strength, and intellect—and to prepare girls to meet their world with courage, confidence, and character. Juliette gathered 18 girls in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, to share a new outdoor and educational program for girls, and with this, the Girl Scout Movement was born. http://bddy.me/2Gw83Qb
Today young people are standing up for their beliefs,making headlines, sparking national conversations, and in some cases even getting laws changed to reflect what they think is right. If your girl is involved in these movements or has been vocal about some other issue, it's important to recognize that it takes courage and character to speak out against the status quo—even if you don't agree with her views.
Girl Scouts stands with students who exercise their right to stand up for issues they care about day after day, including today as students across the country are advocating for what they believe in. “As students across Florida and throughout America organize to take action to change our world, I’ve been hearing that some people are surprised by the poise and passion these kids and teens display as they advocate for the changes they want to see…They must not know many kids of this generation.” - Sylvia Acevedo
Happy Pi Day! Meet the STEM pi-oneer most famously known for being a nurse who deserves to be celebrated for her math skills every Women's History Month.
Shout out to all the Gold Award Girl Scouts who are taking risks and leading the way to change the world—like Rajvi! Her innovative drought sensors are helping California farmers conserve water during dry seasons, enabling communities across the globe to tap affordable methods to do the same. This G.I.R.L. is a true change-maker.