Girl Scouts for Girl Empowerment

Spotlight | March 28, 2018 | By

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England

Empowerment: the process of becoming stronger and more confident.

Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912. It was her intention to inspire girls to not only embrace their own individuality and strengths, but also to provide them with the leadership skills to inspire other girls like them. Her small group of 18 has since expanded and evolved into a global movement focused on empowerment and change.

Since its conception, Girl Scouts have been a part of every milestone along the U.S timeline. They have proved again and again that girls are just as capable of making a lasting impact. It is about giving back and making a difference — no matter how small.

They contributed to war efforts by creating “Kits for Korea,” collecting scrap metal, and building victory gardens. They stood up for environmental issues, tackled illiteracy, and started a program to help girls to get an early start in computer science.

The organization has made it possible for young girls to achieve great things. It is incredibly supportive of a strong and diverse education. Young girls are taught that if you’re determined enough, there’s nothing you can’t do. It is amazing to see how far Girl Scouts have come, and how much they’ve grown as a program and as an organization.

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England may be a small division of the larger Girl Scout world, but this “small corner” still feels their impact. 

Follow these links to learn more about the organization’s contribution:

Impact Study Fact Sheet

What’s It Like to Be a Girl in Today’s World?