As a kid I had always wanted to be a girl scout. I dreamt of wearing the cute little brown uniform, earning the cool looking badges and making friendship bracelets with the other girls at camp. Even selling cookies in front of the store in our little town seemed like a novel ambition!
So finally, in my thirties, I earned my first uniform. I spotted this 1960s gem at an early morning Estate Sale in South Seattle and immediately snatched it up.
The Girl Scouts are an amazing organization that is so much more than I even could have understood as a young girl. Their mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Heck yes!
There are 2.7 million girls and women involved nationwide (1.9 million girls and 800,000 adult volunteers) who believe girls can change the world. Girl Scouts began over 100 years ago with one woman, founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Every year since, Girl Scouts has made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Today, Girl Scouts goes above and beyond camps and cookies offering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Arts, Culture, World Travel, Leadership and Social Justice programming.
Be sure to buy some cookies from your local girl scout or donate today to support their amazing mission!