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.
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?
Troop Capitol Hill gives Girl Scouts everywhere a sense of being directly connected to their leaders in Congress, and each troop member serves as a role model for girls across America.
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB), a Girl Scout-led program, was established in 1992 and gives mothers and grandmothers the opportunity to maintain and strengthen relationships with their daughters and granddaughters while incarcerated.
Girl Scouts aren't the only ones who benefit from these kinds of partnerships. You don't have to go at it alone, either. Carefully selecting strategic partners for your business can help both you and your partner achieve more success.
With National Volunteer Week starting today (April 12), it is important to remember all the things volunteers do.
My 9-year-old neighbor, Carly, inspired me. She taught me that if we're open to receiving lessons, they will come to us. I learned several from this spunky, intelligent 9-year-old girl, and would like to share five of them with you!
Girl Scout Cookie season may be over but our craving for these magical cookies never ends.
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.
Once we can love and honor ourselves as we are we will be lifted up from the confines of judgment. Value yourself and the world will value you -- just the way you are even if you are different.
It's Girl Scout cookie season, and I know this because there are 17 cases of the tasty treats in my living room. This annual resolution buster, happily nestled between Christmas and Easter, marks the biggest annual fundraiser for Girl Scouts.
At the start of every New Year, many make resolutions and most having every intention of keeping them. However, as the days and weeks pass they often are forgotten or set aside, replaced with the activities of everyday life!
Portraits in Leadership unveiled by Girl Scouts in December, features interviews of sitting members of Congress who discuss their thoughts on leadership. These Senators and Representatives vividly demonstrate that some leaders are born women.
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, an organization whose mission is to support parents' efforts to raise healthy families by limiting commercial access to children and ending the exploitive practice of child-targeted marketing, is having a Vote for the Worst Toy of the Year contest.
The controversy over the Girl Scouts using cookie sales to raise funds may be nothing new, but a new arrangement with Nestlé steps way over the line in its willingness to compromise our children's health for the sake of corporate profits.