When you think of Girl Scouts, you might think of beige and green uniforms, Girl Scout Cookies, and little girls earning their badges. However the Girl Scouts are more than just that…
In 1912, founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low set out to create an organization that would prepare young girls for the world using three C pillars: Courage, Confidence, and Character. Today the Girl Scouts Missions Statement reads: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. It took Juliette and 18 other girls in Savannah, Georgia to create the Girl Scout movement that is thriving today. Over 90 countries and more than 59 million alumnae have come together to share adventures and make the world a better place with the nearly 3 million current Girl Scout members.
Did you know that celebrities like Taylor Swift, Abigail Breslin, Dakota Fanning, and Carrie Fisher, were once Girl Scouts themselves? Also 15 of the 20 women in the US Senate are Girl Scout alumnae.
With great leadership and role models, the Girl Scouts are able to help girls develop their full potential through a wide variety of experiences, which include field trips, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships.
One way that the Girl Scouts are able to develop their full potential is through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. This cookie program is the largest girl-led business in the world. An estimated 200 million boxes of cookies are sold each year, which equates to nearly $800 million worth of cookies. Girl Scouts believes that by having their girls sell cookies, the girls are learning life skills and confidence. The girls learn about goal setting, money management, people skills, and business ethics, which are all essential skills to learn to be a successful leader in life. The most popular cookie sold each year are the Thin Mints, followed closely by Samoas/Caramel Delights and Tagalong/Peanut Butter Patties.
By being a Girl Scout, not only will you have new experiences, you will get to see how amazing the world around you is and just how awesome you, the girls, and women around you truly are.
Here are Everyone Loves Buttons, we understand what it takes to be a success Women Owned Business and we love seeing the Girl Scout buttons that come through here each year. This year we received an order of buttons from the Girl Scouts of Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont that are positively adorable. Getting Girl Scout cookies from them will be No Prob-llama! #LuvMyButtons