The Girl Scout motto is “Be Prepared,” and their slogan is “Do a Good Turn Daily.” With ideals like that how can you not want your daughter involved. I have read that boys and girls learn differently because of the way they think and organize in their brains, so a group of girls learning together is more advantageous to them than when in mixed company. (I’m sure some will disagree.)
At Girl Scouts, your girl will unleash her inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™! How? Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects. [courtesy Girl Scouts of America website.]
Girl Scout Cookies are the annual money maker for the organization. Take a minute to think about all the lessons learned when a girl is involved in the project; sales, bookkeeping, money management, timeliness (of the sale and delivery), her own appearance when going door to door, public speaking. responsibility and success. That’s a pretty big list and one any girl can feel good about.
The Girl Scouts even offers scholarships. I didn’t know that. As with all organizations for young people, it can’t survive without adults involved who are willing to lead, share their time and knowledge and nurture the members. The ladies I know who are active are some pretty special people. The Girl Scouts of America website has lots more information if you are interested.