The Future is Female—and it Begins with Girl Scouts

Help your daughter develop into a successful adult with the best leadership development experience in the world.

Queen Elizabeth II. Venus Williams. Taylor Swift. Lucille Ball. Hillary Clinton.

Besides being incredible leaders and role models, these powerful women have one other thing in common: They were all Girl Scouts! These ladies are among a large group of celebrities and leaders that once wore their Girl Scout (GS) vests with pride, and it’s hard not to connect their success with their backgrounds in the GS program.

Especially when you realize that GS is the best leadership development program available for females, it makes perfect sense that so many alumnae have become so successful. Put simply, Girl Scouts fuels the female leadership pipeline.

How many female leaders were once Girl Scouts, you ask?

  • 80% of female tech leaders
  • 76% of female U.S. senators
  • 100% of female Secretaries of State
  • 50% of female business leaders

 

How Girl Scouts Develops Future Leaders

Girl Scouts isn’t only about discovering the outdoors and selling cookies—like some people might think. Though, these two aspects of a GS membership are highly enriching: Girls get to learn outdoor and adventure skills through camping, and the Girl Scout Cookie Program—the largest girl-led business in the world—teaches invaluable business skills.

"I've been a Girl Scout for nine years and I cannot imagine my life without it," Lauren M. says. "One of my favorite things I've learned in my years as a Girl Scout is how to become an entrepreneur through fall sales and cookie sales. I have watched my sales grow year after year by applying the five skills taught by my leaders. Goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics have not only allowed me to be Top Cookie Seller for multiple years in my troop, but it has also helped me in my school academics and in community service."

Lauren M. has been a Girl Scout for nine years and has successfully grown her cookie business year after year.

In addition to these skills, the smart and motivated Girl Scouts are exploring STEM through robotics and computer science and learning life and communication skills through civic engagement. Imagine if your daughter could be exposed to these important life and business skills at a young age—her future will be so bright.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, by girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that help girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Girl Scouts is proven to help girls grow into their best selves in five key ways, by:

  • Developing a strong sense of self
  • Displaying positive values
  • Seeking challenges and learning from setbacks
  • Forming and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Identifying and solving problems in the community

Of course, Girl Scouts also provides girls with the chance to connect with peers and make meaningful friendships.

Julia Y., a second-grader in Union County's Troop 2008, says, “My favorite thing about Girl Scouts is that we got to go camping three times because of the cookies we sold, and I met my best friend, Julianne, who is in my troop.”

Girl-led, expert-approved, and volunteer-supported, Girl Scouts helps girls discover their strengths and change the world. And GS wants to help your daughter succeed.

 

Is Your Daughter a G.I.R.L.?

The Hornets’ Nest Girl Scouts chapter in Charlotte is currently accepting fall membership applications and is passionate about helping your daughter unleash her inner G.I.R.L.:

Go-getters

Innovators

Risk-Takers

Leaders

From taking a nighttime hike under the stars to accepting a mission on the International Space Station; from lobbying the city council with her troop to holding a seat in Congress; from running her own cookie business today to tackling cybersecurity tomorrow—Girl Scouts prepares young girls for a lifetime of leadership, from age five to 18 to adulthood.

Compared to other leadership development programs, Girl Scouts alumnae excel. Generally, Girl Scout alumnae have more successful careers, enjoy higher household and personal incomes, are more active as mentors and community volunteers, vote more regularly, and are better-educated than their counterparts.

To give your daughter a better future, all you have to do is bring her to a Girl Scouts informational session. Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council will be hosting these sessions across the eight-county region surrounding Charlotte (including South Carolina) at most of the elementary schools. Find meeting information by county here. Or, if you’d like to learn more without attending a meeting, you can use this form to receive informative emails (it is not a registration link).

Who runs the world? G.I.R.L. Scouts.