Today is National Girl Scout Day. Girl Scouts were founded in the US by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, focusing on inclusiveness, the outdoors, self-reliance and service. While the platform has changed with the times, those cores are still a part of Girl Scouting today
I was a Brownie and a Junior Girl Scout growing up. I later became a Troop leader(18 years), helped facilitate a non-violence program through GSUSA and spent a week at the Edith Macy Center in New York. I also trained other leaders how to share the program with their troops.
I loved Girl Scouting on many levels. However, I believe to this day I was passed over for an office position because I write romance. How sad is that? Girl Scouts helped me find my voice and I will continue to use my voice to advocate for writers everywhere.
See National Day calendar page for their info: https://nationaltoday.com/national-girl-scout-day/