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GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Overview
Since its founding in 1912, Girl Scouts, the world?s largest organization for girls, has offered all girls the opportunity to learn leadership skills and experience the rewards of service to their communities. In partnership with one million adult leaders, Girl Scouts, a diverse and inclusive organization, offers the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to nearly 3 million girl members in every zip code, and in 90 countries around the world. Girl Scouting has a proud history of producing leaders: 70% of today?s Congressional women were once Girl Scouts, as were millions of America?s business executives and community leaders.
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I was a Girl Scout in grades 1 - 9. I started volunteering when my daughter joined Girl Scouts, in 1999. When her troop dissolved in 2007 & she joined a different troop, I became Cookie Coordinator for my Service Unit. I started a new troop in 2009, and they are entering 5th grade.
Volunteering with our GS council was literally the most horrible experience I have ever had as a volunteer in ANY organization. The staff were outrageously stupid and outright malevolent. In my four years of involvement, I only once heard one paid staff member ask about whether or not their actions ...
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As a Lifetime Girl Scout, 12 years as a girl, more than 50 as an adult, while I am disappointed in the current direction taken by the National Staff, I still believe in the program. As long as caring adult volunteers assist girls in directing their own programming, it will be a strong leadership ...
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