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The Campaign for Girls: 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts

Achieving a generational leap in leadership opportunities for today’s girls.

In honor of its 100th anniversary, Girl Scouts of the USA has launched the largest, boldest campaign dedicated to girls’ leadership issues in the nation’s history. This multi-year effort will help break down societal barriers that hinder girls from leading and achieving success in everything from technology and science to business and industry.

Our long-term goal is ambitious and urgent: to create balanced leadership in one generation.

Did you know? At any given point in time, approximately 10 percent of girls are Girl Scouts. Yet:

  • Eighty percent of women business owners were Girl Scouts.
  • Sixty-nine percent of female U.S. senators were Girl Scouts.
  • Sixty-seven percent of female members of the House of Representatives were Girl Scouts.
  • Virtually every female astronaut who has flown in space was a Girl Scout.

Some of America’s most accomplished women in public service, business, science, education, the arts, and community life are Girl Scout alumnae. Yet our goal of balanced leadership is far from achieved.

  • The officers and directors of Fortune 500 companies are 85 percent male, and only 15 have a female CEO.
  • In the political arena, only 17 percent of U.S. senators, representatives, and governors are women.

To achieve balanced leadership, we must ask all adult members of our community – mothers, fathers, corporations, governments, and non-profits – to help girls reach their leadership potential and place this urgent issue front and center. We all have a role to play in helping girls achieve their full potential, because when girls succeed, so does society.

Right now, more than 1,000 Girl Scouts in Southern Nevada are waiting for a troop to call their own, simply because we do not have enough adults willing to lead. Join us in making a promise to girls:

Every girl in this generation will reach her fullest potential. Wherever she lives. Whatever challenges face her. However great the journey to what she can become.

Become a leader today.

To volunteer for Girl Scouts call 702‑385‑3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org. Volunteering is flexible and fun! We provide the training, curriculum, and support – you provide the commitment to help her reach her leadership potential!

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls – all girls – where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and life skills for success in the real world. Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada serves more than 10,000 girls and adult members throughout southern Nevada. Membership is open to all girls 5-17 years-old. To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 702.386.3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org .