Inauguration Day: Reflecting on Girl Scouts’ History of Civic Action
On Friday, January 20, approximately 75 Girl Scouts from the Nation’s Capital council will voluntarily march in the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade, as the council has done over the past 100 years. As part of this unique experience, these girls will gain insight into the time-honored democratic tradition of a peaceful transition of power. Then, the very next day, Saturday, January 21, women and girls, including Girl Scouts, from across the country will descend on Washington to participate in the Women’s March and similar events in communities across the country.
At Girl Scouts, our Movement is made up of individuals who hold political beliefs and convictions as varied as our nation itself. And because every girl has a home at Girl Scouts, every girl in our Movement is allowed her own ideas, opinions, beliefs, and political ideology. Our fundamental value is empowering girls to be leaders in their own lives. By helping them build the courage, confidence, and character to lift their voices, champion their views, and be advocates for the issues and ideas important to them, Girl Scouts supports girls as they become catalysts for change who strengthen their communities.
Of course, we are a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that by law cannot take positions on political candidates or parties—and we take this very seriously. (more…)
Talking to Girls When They Need Reassurance
Any time there are large changes, girls can feel the need to discuss their anxieties and ask questions. They need reminders that they are safe, valued and in control when perhaps they feel otherwise. We’ve put together a resource to guide you if your Girl Scouts need reminders that they are awesome and they are going to be okay.
Girl Scouts is a safe space where adults care about girls and provide opportunities for them to share, learn, experience and grow in a supportive environment. (more…)
There’s a Girl Scout in You!
Welcome to a Brand New Girl Scout Year!
Are you a go-getter, a risk taker, or a problem solver? Do you raise your voice, speak up, and speak out? These are Girl Scout qualities, so whether you are already a member or have yet to join, there’s a Girl Scout in You!
The 2016-2017 membership is bringing all sorts of fun your way for girls, families, and volunteers. When you join or renew this year you will have access to programs throughout our regions like Stem-stravaganza, Hip Hop Nutcracker, Girl Scouts Investigate or The Bluebird Project! Plus, you won’t want to miss being a part of the 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies! The brand new S’mores cookie already has people excited to place their orders come January 20, so get ready to be your own cookie boss by joining Girl Scouts today!
At Girl Scouts, we can’t deliver without the energy and awesomeness of adult volunteers. We are always looking for new leaders to help us bring leadership programming to girls through fun activities, programs, and experiences. And coming this Spring, being a volunteer with us is easier than ever! We’re investing in those who help us bring Girl Scouting to girls through our Membership Engagement Initiative. Our new system will mean a streamlined website, easier registrations, an online toolkit just for leaders, plus at-a-glance opportunities for Troops and volunteers. Stay tuned for more details.
There’s a Girl Scout in You. Make it official!