I'm not much of a betting person but I am very confident about this. This Wednesday, I attended a reception on Capitol Hill to celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary. And while that milestone is important and their history is one to be proud of for sure, what I really liked is what I heard about the future. I witnessed senators, congresswomen and even a cabinet secretary (most of whom were scouts themselves) all come together to celebrate 100 years of building girls with courage, confidence and character and to launch the ToGetHerThere campaign designed to level the leadership playing field between girls and boys in all walks of life within a generation. And if anyone can lead the way, I am betting they can! That's why I say with confidence that the first woman in the White House will be a Girl Scout.
There are many great programs and institutions out there for girls and I applaud them all. But none that I know of is as broad in membership, as inclusive in approach and as progressive in programming as the Girl Scouts. Whatever you may think, this is not just a cookies/camping/crafts movement. This is a leadership and life development movement and it's millions strong.
So, if you haven't checked them out in a while or you've never considered volunteering or getting your daughter, granddaughter or niece involved, now is the time. What parent doesn't hope to raise a child of courage, confidence and character ... one who is not afraid to take action and one who is committed to serving others at the same time? No matter what your gender or age, Girl Scouts could use your help to make the next 100 years as positively life changing as the first for millions and millions of girls. After all, as I've said many times before ... when you invest in a girl, you can change the world! Click here to get involved.