Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, November 27, #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 this Giving Tuesday!
We know the work of one girl can rally other girls to join forces. And we know that girls need an army of believers behind them to break barriers.
Together, we use our power to amplify girls’ voices and action as they take the lead.
Girl Scouts gives EVERY girl a place where she can be herself among her peers and be embraced and valued for just being herself. It gives girls a safe space where they can find trusted adults who believe in their potential and experiences, and work to advocate for their growth as girls and leaders.
Meet three more members of our Girl Scout community, who have found their place to shine as individuals, have fun, make friends, and find encouragement from peers and trusted adults alike.
Laura (Mother of Bella, Girl Scout, Age 9)
Laura has seen firsthand how the welcoming environment of en(courage)ment, confidence and character has helped her daughter Bella to flourish as she started connecting to her inner self! No longer the shy young girl waiting to see what others were going to do first, Bella took her first camping experience without her fellow troop members as the chance to learn that she could be as bold as she wants to be!
“Before camp, she wasn’t one to say ‘Hi, my name is Bella, who are you?’ Now she does. She really has been inspired by her Girl Scout experience.”
Laura even ran with her daughter’s growing experience and got further involved with Girl Scouts herself. A member of our council’s Associate Board, Laura saw this as a greater opportunity to help her daughter SHINE!
“When I first heard that there was an opportunity to serve on the Girl Scouts GCNWI Associate Board, it was one way that I could give back…to help drive participation and [provide] knowledge and information to everybody else in the community and help them realize Girl Scouts is important and can help open a child’s eyes.”
Amanda, Age 14
Moving even further beyond the idea that Girl Scouts is just the place for cookies and crafts, there are girls like Amanda, who found the support she needed to push through her most difficult emotional and mental times. Once a young woman struggling to find her place and work through her depression, Amanda found critical support and sisterhood in Girl Scouts, and learned valuable life skills.
Today she can proclaim, “I am proud to be a Girl Scout!” Amanda’s happy ending is one fueled by her inner strength and persistence to overcome. Her message is a hopeful one; there’s always someone who wants to help.
Carlie, Age 15
Carlie has no problem with calling it how she sees it; and she calls herself a feminist. She is boldly demanding equality and knows that there is room for EVERYONE to succeed. Her Girl Scout experience has been one where she can uplift the sisterhood further. She’s a force to be reckoned with and she’s ready to see more women taking charge and leading the way forward!
“Girl Scouts allowed me to be a role model.”
You are an important part of their story. When you give on #GivingTuesday, you give girls access to a welcoming space where they can be themselves and thrive. When girls have a community who roots for them to succeed, there’s no telling what they can achieve!
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