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March 8, 2013

Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women's DayInternational Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s. The theme has changed along the years to reflect different issues facing women in the world. However, the main focus has remained on the leadership women have in economic, political, and other social achievements.

Girl Scouting has been proven to make a difference in the lives of girls around the world, making them into the leaders of tomorrow. Take a moment to read some quotes from recent study titled, Linking Leadership to Academic Success: The Girl Scout Difference by Girl Scouts of the USA to see how we are doing just that.

  • My experience as a Girl Scout made me a better, more confident person and showed me ways how to make the world a better place. (13 year old Girl Scout, Massachusetts)
  • Girl Scouting has created new opportunities for me to try new things, make new friends, and learn how to lead! It has been a great opportunity for me to help the world, one thing at a time! (12 year old Girl Scout, Ohio)
  • I enjoy being around other girls from many cultures, and learning to work together for the betterment of our schools, and community. (12 year old Girl Scout, Nebraska)
  • Girl Scouts is a place where I know I can be myself and speak what’s on my mind. Girl Scouts has allowed me to see my real self and not be afraid to show who I really am. (12 year old Girl Scout, Massachusetts)
  • Our troop leader is a great influence for us and teaches us things way above our age. (11 year old Girl Scout, California)

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is proud make an impact in our local community by working to achieve our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. This International Women’s Day, you can help by volunteering your time, making a contribution, or joining our membership.

Looking for ways to get involved? Click the link to learn how you can help celebrate International Women’s Day Online!