This spring, the first class of young women to earn the rank of Eagle Scout has been making national news. It’s a major accomplishment for them, and at least on the surface, a major step for gender equality. The response however, reveals just how much pervasive sexism still exists in our society.
Girl Scouts of the USA is working to equip the next generation of women with the tools they need to become strong leaders, through new civic engagement badges designed to help girls make a difference in their community.
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 […]