One of the largest girl-serving organizations in the world has reached quite a milestone.
The Girls Scouts are 100 years old today. That’s a century of developing girls of courage, confidence and character.
Here’s a few factoids about the Scouts:
- 80 percent of women business owners were Girl Scouts
- 67 percent of female members of the House of Representatives were Girl Scouts
- Every female astronaut who has flown in space was a Girl Scout
While camping and selling cookies do teach valuable skills and lessons, Girl Scouts are so much more than that.
As a proud board member of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, I can say we are committed to creating female leadership. There are Girl Scout troops around the world making that happen. A friend shared this picture of a troop in Kenya celebrating the 100th birthday.
Were you a Scout? Are you the proud parent of a Scout?
Share your memories.
And if you’d like to be a part of the Girl Scouts as a contributor or volunteer, just click here to help “get her there.”