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The Importance of Trying

Sharon Bond | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Sharon Bond

My time in Girl Scouts has not come without its challenges. As a young adult, I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, an inherited connective tissue disorder. After 36 surgeries, I rely on a wheelchair -- but this has never stopped me.

See It to Be It

Jennifer Roman | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Roman

I am extremely proud to be a member of my fire department. The work challenges me physically, emotionally and cognitively. It is deeply satisfying. Shouldn't a career like this be open to any man or woman who wants to pursue it?

Why Going Online Could Cause Girl Scouts' Values to Crumble

Allison Underhill | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Allison Underhill

This year, the Girl Scouts of the USA have gone digital. Girl Scouts can now control all aspects of cookie sales completely online. Young Scouts have the ability to track orders, handle money, and communicate with buyers through a digital platform.

Geared Up For Robotics

Haley Hanson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Haley Hanson

There was no reason any child should feel that way, and no reason any child could not participate in robotics. This team inspired me to make robotics accessible to students with differing abilities.

Buying Girl Scout Cookies Supports 'Lesbianism,' Pastor Claims

Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices

The Boys Scouts of America faced a barrage of conservative criticism after opting to lift a controversial ban on gay youth participants earlier this y...

Talking Leadership With the Head of the Girl Scouts

Tom Fox | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Anna Maria Chávez is the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the USA and a lifetime member of the organization.

Catholic Bishops Goes On Offensive Against Girl Scouts

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 07.10.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official ...

Tara Kelly

Renegade Girl Scouts Recognized For Saving Orangutans | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

A pair of renegade girl scouts accepted a prestigious U.N. award in New York Thursday for their work bringing attention to the threat palm oil product...

WATCH: Transgender Former Girl Scout Decries Cookie Boycott Plea

Posted 01.12.2012 | Gay Voices

A California-based Girl Scout's planned cookie sale boycott following her organization's decision to accept transgender youth into its troops has spar...

WATCH: Teen Girl Scout Launches Cookie Boycott Over Organization's Transgender Policy

Posted 01.13.2012 | Gay Voices

A California-based teen is hoping to spearhead a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies after the organization's controversial decision to admit a 7-y...

Bonnie Christian

New Policy Baking For Girl Scout Cookies | Bonnie Christian | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

What started as a research project to earn a Girl Scout Bronze Award has become a five-year-long campaign by two Michigan Girl Scouts. Rhiannon To...

An Earth Day Letter to Michelle Obama: Save the Sumatran Tigers

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

This Earth Day, Rainforest Action Network is asking Michelle Obama to help protect endangered Sumatran tigers by encouraging Girl Scouts USA to acknowledge its role in the fate of these magnificent animals.

How Two 15-Year-Old Girl Scouts Are Changing a Giant Food Conglomerate

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

When Kellogg's announced that it is moving to limit the deforestation caused by the palm oil it uses to make Girl Scout cookies, it represented an enormous achievement for two 15-year-old girls from Michigan.