With Girl Scout cookie season upon us, we wanted to spotlight five reasons we support the critical and empowering work those cookie purchases fuel all year long.
At least 110 women will serve in the U.S. House and Senate next year, accounting for 20 percent of all seats in Congress. And at least 60 percent of them are former Girl Scouts.
The Girl Scouts and Breakthrough Music have released a new anthem for young feminists everywhere: “Watch Me Shine,” written by two-time Grammy winner Liz Rose and chart-topping songwriter Emily Shackelton.
Too often, we don’t take the time to thank our moms for all of the things they do for us while they’re juggling the rest of their responsibilities. That’s why this year, the Girl Scouts Heart of the South are making the time.
From mentorship to random acts of (feminist) kindness, these are just 10 ways to support—and empower—the women and young girls in your life.
A call to action to end comparison and competition.
The Girl Scouts may be more often associated with Tagalongs than transgender activism, but that could soon change. The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received a check for $100,000—nearly a quarter of the council’s annual financial assistance funding for girls who need scholarships. But the gift—from a donor who has not been publicly identified—came with a condition: Please […]
The following is a reprint from the Spring 2015 issue of Ms. Click here to get your copy! They are not your mother’s Brownies. Oakland’s Radical Brownies —now known as the Radical Monarchs—are a revolutionary twist on the traditional girls club (though they’re not affiliated with Girl Scouts of the USA). Sporting brown berets in […]
When you think of the Girl Scouts, you probably picture training-bra-burning, wire-hanger-wielding radical feminists with a serious political axe to grind, right? You don’t? Well, according to some anti-choice groups, the Girl Scouts of the USA are sort of junior league feminazis, as imagined in a Rush Limbaugh fever dream. The rest of us think […]
Building campfires, earning merit badges, selling cookies and dodging political controversies–Boy and Girl Scouts need to be prepared. Though the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts came from similar origins, they’ve had a century to grow apart ideologically. As far as inclusion and acceptance goes, Boy Scouts fall far behind the girls. In their latest throwback […]