Updated: Sep 30, 2020
Many of you may not know, but I was a Girl Scout as a young girl. Of course I have lots of fond memories of selling cookies and eating them. But, Girl Scouts had so much more to offer than just cookies. For instance being a part of an all-girl, girl-led organization was empowering. It gave me confidence that girls can do anything. It also showed me that we are talented, strong, and unique. Raising a daughter I find it important to show her to be a leader and not a follower. As she grows older I want her to able to establish confidence and know that she is powerful in her own right. Most importantly I want her to know that she can accomplish ANYTHING she sets her mind to. As a young girl it’s important that we be surrounded by such positivity, because we are easily bombarded by negative stereotypes. When I was younger there were times where I battled with a low self esteem and a lot of self doubt, but as a Girl Scout I was constantly encouraged, uplifted and empowered. This is all while having fun and building connections with other young ladies. Any parent who has a young daughter and feels the same way I do should definitely consider having her join Girl Scouts (https://www.girlscoutsatl.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html). Let’s help steer our young girls in the right direction. Let’s teach them that they are more than enough and they are capable of any and everything they want to do!