Help Girls Discover Their Potential Through Girl Scouts

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Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that amplifies the power of philanthropy in our communities. Your gift will help girls turn their passion into action through the Girl Scout Leadership experience, preparing them for a lifetime of leadership. GIVE S’more Today! 

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In today’s world, girls encounter more pressure than ever before. For the girl of today, the images she sees and voices she hears tell her what she should do, who she should be, and what she should look like.

But what if she finds her own voice? What if she discovers her bravery? What if she finds who she is, rather than who she’s told she should be?

Girl Scouts is the very place for this discovery of her own skills, talents, and confidence.

Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, “Can I?” quickly turns into “I will!”, as girls discover their potential through unique, girl-led activities.

Meet three Girl Scouts in our community who have discovered their passions and are turning them into action for good!

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Erin, Age 18

A girl scout of 13 years, Erin learned for herself that she can be the change she wants to see in her own community. As a senior, her efforts in the completion of her Gold Award project brought an arts library with over 600 books and her own ‘artboxes’ designed to inspire creativity and entertain young patients to her local children’s hospital.

Because of Girl Scouts, I have been exposed to worlds that I hadn’t understood before. Helping and volunteering has helped make me become a better person, a better citizen, and a more understanding friend. 

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Luciana, Age 11

Luciana learned that with a bit of courage and confidence she can sing her way to new heights! Her gender-norm breaking turn as Geppetta the puppet-maker in Pinocchio in a school version of the play had this Girl Scout Junior taking the stage by storm. Broadway better look out!

 “Girl Scouts helped me find my voice.” 

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Hadley, Age 6

While she may be young, she is MIGHTY! Hadley knows that in order to change the world one must also take part in engineering it. Despite not seeing as many females in her desired industry, that hasn’t deterred her from setting her sights on being an engineer when she grows up, and she looks forward to being the example for other girls just like her!

“There should be as many girl engineers as boy engineers.”    We couldn’t agree more.

Don’t forget, you can be part of this change for nearly 53,000 girls right now – girls like Erin, Luciana and Hadley. Join us on #GivingTuesday and help build a lifetime of leadership for all girls in our community.

Your gift gives another girl the chance to find her passion and go after it.

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Tell the world how Girl Scouts has helped you or a girl you know discover their passion, find their voice, and use both to lead change!

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Give S’MORE. Help a Girl Scout DO MORE.

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Being a girl in today’s world is complicated. Girls hear “you can do and be anything,” yet they face a world that does not fully embrace what leadership skills they can add to the equation.

Girls need advocates who can amplify their voices and actions as they take the lead. Now, more than ever, girls need you. 

On November 27, you will have the chance to join others and act for impact as Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GSGCNWI) takes part in #GivingTuesday

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the power of individuals and communities through philanthropy. To mark the occasion, we’re raising $20,000 to help more girls turn their passion into action through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Your gift will help ensure that all girls can prepare for a lifetime of leadership, by giving them the chance to see, be, and do MORE through girl-led, myth-busting, and stereotype-shattering Girl Scouting experiences.

As we look forward to #GivingTuesday, we invite you to become inspired by the Girl Scouts of today and how they’re becoming the resilient leaders of tomorrow.

Over the next days and weeks, we’ll be highlighting Girl Scouts from our region who Discover, Connect, and Take Action in their everyday lives, embodying the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Stay tuned to our blog to learn about their unique journeys to making a difference in their own communities.

Donating to GSGCNWI is the gift that GIVES BACK. Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to help S’MORE girls on November 27!