WOW, do you know that the Girl Scouts were founded in 1912. Have you ever thought about having your daughter join the Girl Scouts, or volunteering your time? The Girl Scouts in an amazing organization that serves girls from all over the United States, and helps those wonderful girls build courage, confidence and character. Girls who not only want to make this world a better place, but girls who DO make this world a better place with ever adventure they go on.
With a new school year means a brand new start to our Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts is fun, exciting, and such a positive experience for not only the Girl Scouts, but anyone who volunteers as well. This year is my first year being an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts, and I can’t wait to learn more about the Girl Scouts as the year goes on. I can’t wait to see those smiles, and I can’t wait watch my girls be part of something great!
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As a mom I appreciate the values, and community engagement the Girls Scouts as built. Catie joined the Girls Scout several years ago, and Vayda is working on year number two. They both look forward to their next meeting, and can’t wait to see what new adventures they will experience. There is so many benefits to becoming a Girl Scouts. As a mother I appreciate that the Girls Scouts teaches our kids about the real world – Leadership, friendship, community service, respect, how to be kind, confidence, support, confidence, courage, character and entrepreneurship.
My poor little Mattie. She is my dancer, but she wants to join the Girl Scouts like her big sisters so badly. Catie actually made arrangements to take her baby sister with her to one of their meetings, it wasn’t anything special, but it was the world to Mattie. Now she things she is officially a Girl Scout, it’s so cute. I can’t wait until he is old enough to officially be a Girl Scout like her older sisters.
Girls can join the Girl Scouts when they are 5 years old, and it’s an experience they will love and learn so much from. Joining Girl Scouts has helped both my girls grow individually, overcome fears, and develop amazing friendships. Girls Scouts is about sends a positive message, it’s calming to know my kids are being pushed in the right direction by someone other than their father and me.
As a mom there is so many things you can do to support your local Girl Scouts. I am a volunteer leader, and am still learning about my role, but everyone has shown me such great support, encouragement, and made me feel welcome. I can honestly say I can’t wait for more adventures, as a volunteer I am having so much fun, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year as in store for our Girl Scout group. I admit, I can’t wait to go with the little Brownies on their adventures.
You can help too, and if you are limited for time that is totally okay! There is so much to do, from driving for one of the Girl Scouts adventures, or helping organized the next adventure, to sharing your work experience. There is something you can do to help your local Girl Scouts. One thing I know for sure is that every time you volunteer the smile on the Girl Scouts faces will make your heart melt. You will know how much they appreciate your, and you spending your time helping them. Giving your time to the Girl Scouts is rewarding in so many different ways, but for me it just makes me feel good. It’s therapeutic, and I can’t wait for the next adventure as much as the girls do. Be sure to learn more by visiting the Girl Scouts Website.
The Girl Scouts is a safe, and fun place for girls to try new things such as talking the mayor into installing a handicap equipment in the local park, hiking the local Sitting Bull Falls, a night of camping in the wilderness, or turning ordinary household items into robots. It’s a 100% fun and safe environment for your girls to learn new things, and grow into an individual. The Girl Scouts is one of the most supportive groups of girls I have ever been lucky enough to be around. It doesn’t matter if you try something and fail, you can always count on support from your fellow Girls Scouts.
Did you know that 34% of high school girls had self-reported symptoms of depression during the past year? What about reasons girls do not want to become leaders? Girls don’t want to become leader due to fear of speaking in front of others, shyness, non-interest, fear of failure, fear of being laughed at. Being a young girl is hard, and it’s comforting to know they have such a strong support system with the Girl Scouts. It’s a place where they can truly try new things, overcome fears, and learn how to be a leader. Did you know that of Girl Scout Alumnae that 38% have attained college degrees, compared to the 28% non-alumnae, or that Girl Scout alumnae report a higher household income ($51,700 compared to the ($42,200) from non-alumnae. It’s something I wish I had as a young girl, and am glad my girls are able to experience it.
There is so many things to love about the Girl Scouts, but the support from everyone is just amazing. I think every girl should have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a Girl Scout. I think it would help them later in life.
If you are not already volunteering than I encourage you to sign up to become a volunteer. Even if you only have time once a month, it’s important, and you will have several little girls that will appreciate you more than you can ever imagine. That right there is reason enough for me, the smiles from girls who just want to do something positive in the world. There isn’t much better than that!
Have you noticed the theme? The Girl Scouts recruiting message is “I Can’t Wait to”
We know the environment in which many girls are growing up today. At the youngest ages, they face both personal and societal obstacles that hamper them from reaching their full potential. The ability of Girl Scouts to provide those fun and enriching experiences is more important than ever. A forthcoming report by the Girl Scout Research Institute on the state of girls details the realities for many girls.
I cannot tell you how amazing the Girl Scouts has been for my two girls If you have been following my blog for a long time than you might remember reading a post or two explaining a little about Catie’s hard life before she ended up with me. For those of you who don’t know I will sum it up. Catie is my stepchild, which I never say out loud, and she never calls me her stepson out loud. She has had a lot tossed at her in her life, her mom bailing on her, her mom’s side of the family splitting on her, at one point all she had been her father. She spent a lot of time wondering what she did, she was picked on in school because of who her mom was, and the name she made for herself. I could go on and on, but I don’t know where Catie would be today had I not enrolled her in the Girl Scouts. If you were to ask her what helped her come out of her shell she would say, “The Girl Scouts.” Girl Scouts has helped Catie overcome so much, and helped her more than I can tell you.
First Lady, Michelle Obama supports the Girl Scouts, and is the National Honorary President of the Girl Scouts. Michelle Obama was features in a PSA that coincides with the launch of the “I can’t wait to” campaign. This fabulous campaign is designed help others see what a great experience it is being a Girl Scout, and Girl Scout Volunteer.
The Girl Scouts is dedicating the week of 9/30 until 10/6 to getting the word out to everyone who want girls to make friends, do amazing things, and experience new adventures..
If you have been looking for a way to give back I cannot recommend the Girl Scouts enough, and parents if you want your daughter to be part of something that will change their lives you cannot go wrong with when you join the Girl Scouts! Learn more about joining the Girl Scouts or volunteering on their Website , “Like” them on Facebook,t Follow on Twitter, and Pinterest – and be sure to subscribe to their YouTube Channel.