This March, Girl Scouts across the state and the country will celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing the drive and perseverance of the women and girls before them and preparing to make history on their own. For over a century, Girl Scouts has helped build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.
The Girl Scout Movement has shaped the lives of over 59 million women including female senior executives and business owners, two-thirds of women in Congress, and virtually every female astronaut. With an impressive list of alumnae like Admiral Michelle J. Howard, mathematician and aerospace engineer, Mary Jackson, entertainers like Carrie Fisher and Taylor Swift, broadcast journalists Barbara Walters and Katie Couric, and even star athletes like Venus and Serena Williams – the list of amazing female leaders continues to grow.
According to the Girl Scouts Research Institute (GSRI), Girl Scout alumnae credit the organization as a main contributor to their focus on education or choice of career paths by giving them confidence in setting goals and reaching them, exploring unfamiliar subjects that exposed them to new interests and possible careers, and gaining organizational skills to tackle personal goals in education and elsewhere.
The Girl Scout Movement started over 100 years ago, long before American women could vote or attend most Ivy League colleges. Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low, knew girls were natural-born leaders, and dedicated her life to helping as many girls as possible reach their potential. Understanding the influence that women can have in this world, Girl Scouts celebrates its long legacy of women who took a stand, broke barriers, and led to make a difference, in order to provide better leadership opportunities for girls and women everywhere.
Girl Scouts’ core principles of diversity and inclusion is inspired by Juliette Gordon Low’s commitment to welcoming girls from across all races and classes. Women who have been involved in Girl Scouting routinely point to the immediate benefits as well as the lasting effects of the experience.
Girl Scouts across central and eastern North Carolina continue to be driven and dedicated to taking the lead, innovating new ideas, and doing amazing things every day. From the very beginning of the organization, Girl Scouts ensured girls possessed the skills and traits – including courage, confidence, and character - needed to lead our world, and make history on their own.
Let’s ensure every girl has the opportunity to lead, just like our founder envisioned over a century ago. Girl Scouts welcomes all girls to join the preeminent organization dedicated to helping all girls build courage, confidence, and character. To learn more, visit nccoastalpines.org.