People deserve to hear more about Afghanistan and Afghanistan deserves to be heard. For its hardships, and its accomplishments. I don't make a point of looking for incredible stories of positivity and perseverance in Afghanistan.
Several images likely pop into your mind when you think about Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts: hiking, camping out in the woods and boxes of Thin Mints and those soft shortbread cookies. But there's more to scouting than friendship and food. Your son or daughter can walk away with a series of skills, including a general understanding of finance and money management.
While both the cookies and process for selling cookies has evolved over the years since I have been an inactive member of the Girl Scouts, fundamental life skills that girls are gaining have not changed, nor do I see that changing.
What makes a toy hot? Is it hot because it's on TV every 20 minutes in front of your kids or because all of their friends have it so they absolutely must have one too? Or is it hot because it's based on a character they truly love, a passion that they have or their own unique play style, even if they haven't asked for it yet?
I am proud of how kind and loving you are to each other and to your family and friends. As you navigate middle school, I offer you both the following tips to help you avoid some of my mistakes and continue on the path of having a wonderful middle school experience.
At Girl Scouts, we believe every girl deserves the opportunity to unleash her leadership potential for the world. It's time to recognize girls' access to education worldwide as one of the great civil rights issues of our time, and work to make gender parity in the classroom a reality on a global scale.
If you have a daughter, you're keenly aware of how far society has come with regards to equality between the genders; you're equally keenly aware of far there is to go. In terms of both progress made and progress yet to come, you can go ahead and thank the Girl Scouts.
Living up to their creed of being caring, courageous and strong, and standing firm in their convictions, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington are a shining example of all that is good in this world.
Last week, in a message addressed to the world, Pope Francis took the truly historic step of defining climate change and environmental stewardship in strictly moral terms.
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!