Girl Scouts never turn down a challenge. They are ground breakers, role models, and big thinkers who have continued to live through the same Girl Scout Promise and Law that was created over a century ago. Girl Scouts’ long storied history started by getting girls outdoors and exploring new adventures while also providing them with a sense of curiosity and belief that girls can do anything.
Over the last 100 years, Girl Scouts has grown into a global movement that provides safe space and girl-led opportunities for all girls while pushing them to challenge themselves and get out of their comfort zone. And now more than ever, girls are prepared to fall down, get back up, and try again without hesitation.
With the 21st century job market ever evolving and expanding, today’s girls need opportunities to develop important career and work-related skills to help them discover their interests. Girl Scouts provides innovative programs to girls are looking for a challenge by breaking gender-barriers, starting their own business, making a difference in their community, finding new adventures, and so much more.
From learning about science, technology, engineering and math to learning about survival and the outdoors to developing life skills and even how to be entrepreneurs, Girl Scouts from across central and eastern North Carolina want to show their making a difference. Just ask Girl Scouts Lauryn and Lexi Taylor who embrace their G.I.R.L. every day.
“Girl Scouts has really gotten me out of my comfort zone because it has been a great opportunity to explore and try new things,” said Lauryn. “I found my inner G.I.R.L. when I did my Girl Scout Bronze Award Project. I really had to step it up and be a leader by working with adults to get projects done. I also had to be a go-getter or else I would never get the project done. No one else was going to do it for me!”
“I am a G.I.R.L. because I take risks every day and help lead my troop though tough times,” said Lexi. “I also try my best to come up with new helpful ideas to reduce disagreement and try my best at everything I want to accomplish. Girl Scouts has challenged me by the girls and leaders within my troop pushing me try my best and come up with different and creative ideas.”
Girl Scouts has developed their mission and programming to teach girls to be young women who lead by example and are preparing to take on the world. Girls are ready to make their ideas a reality while also developing a strong sense of self; seek new challenges and learn from setbacks; display positive values; form and maintain healthy relationships; and identify and solve problems in the community.
As a G.I.R.L, girls have the power to do whatever they desire in their future and with Girl Scouts they can achieve their goals and make their dreams a reality. To learn more about Girl Scouts or to register your girl visit www.nccoastalpines.org.