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Important Message from our CEO

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I’d like to start by thanking all of you who continue to support Girl Scouts in our community. I know Girl Scouts has been in the press recently and we have appreciated the opportunity to get our positive message out. Girl Scouts is more than 100 years old with time-tested methods and research-backed programming that help girls take the lead-in their own lives and in the world speaking to the strengths of girl leadership development. We are the organization creating the female leadership pipeline and have the statistics to prove it.

Girl Scouts is, and will remain, the scouting program that benefits U.S. girls, for we know that Girl Scouts excel in important aspects of life. Girl Scouts remains committed to and believes strongly in the importance of the all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment, creating a necessary safe space for girls to learn and thrive. Everything a Girl Scout does centers around STEM, the outdoors, development of life skills and entrepreneurship and is designed to meet her where she is now and to grow along with her.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls-and it’s only available to Girl Scouts. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls to engage in a rigorous process that calls for leadership at the highest level, as they tackle issues they feel passionately about. And it’s not just a one time project – the project must be sustainable to benefit their communities for the future.

Over the past week, I have been spreading this positive messaging with our local media. I appreciate the opportunity to do so, but mostly I thank our incredible volunteers for all that they do, including supporting our mission. It is important now, more than ever, for girls to have role models to help pave their way to success. We are always looking for more volunteers, so please join us.