My purpose… to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy.
Juliette Gordon Low
“Many of the greatest movements for the good of people, and those which have influenced the world most, have been the work of one person.”
“Every morning in the middle of nowhere, without electricity or anyone to impress, I’d take great care in picking out my outfit and hover in front of a business card-size mirror to apply my lip gloss and check my eyebrows. I also felt I had a strong case for bringing a little black dress on expeditions. Village parties spring up more often than you might expect, and despite never having been a Girl Scout, I like to be prepared.”
― Mireya Mayor,
“Nothing sells tombstones like a Girl Scout in uniform.”
― Jacob M. Appel.
“What you do for your family and your community you do for the world, because the world is, after all, made up of families and communities like yours.”
— Junior Girl Scout Handbook, 1963
Girl Scouts allow homosexuals and atheists to join their ranks, and they have
become a pro-abortion feminist training corps. If the Girl Scouts of America
can’t get back to teaching real character, perhaps it will be time to look for
our cookies elsewhere.”
― Hans Zeiger
“LAUREN: You know, Cecil, I was never a Girl Scout myself, but I can say I am thrilled to support your endeavor to help bring your niece…I’m sorry. What was her name again?
CECIL: I don’t want to um –
LAUREN: Janice. It was Janice. I love the way you are taking part in Janice’s life. You must really care for her.
CECIL: Yes. With all my heart. But -”
― Joseph Fink
It’s important for people to believe in themselves. It’s important for young girls to have the opportunity to excel and promote themselves and learn how to communicate and that they can be individuals, yet accomplish so much. The Girl Scouts and other organizations like them make that so important, so vital. Girls are given the opportunity very early in life to give them that confidence in themselves. It’s crucial for organizations to support young women.
Sleep with a bra on every night in fear of your boobs dropping should you forget. Intermediate: Don’t wear a bra in the daytime. Advanced: Forget bras and wear the Hear Comes Trouble T-shirt you got for your eighth birthday. Act offended if anyone stares at the new shape of the word Trouble. Wear the shirt until your mother asks what smells.”
― Tupelo Hassman, Girlchild
“A Girl Scout is a friend to all, and a sister to every other Girl Scout….”
“To get on in the world, to give anything and get anything out of it, each girl has got to do her part.” ~ Juliette Gordon Low
To put yourself in anothers place requires real imagination, but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to love among others happily.
Juliette Gordon Low
The Girl Scouts is where I became acquainted with the idea that a woman can do anything. Learning that early on has a tremendous impact on the development of a young girl’s personality. It had a huge impact on me. Girl Scouts is where I first learned about philanthropy and fell in love with the concept of helping others-in my troop this was very important. We did a lot of community service like picking up trash and feeding the homeless. Loving humankind was something that echoed throughout my time at Girl Scouts.
I think the most enduring lesson I was taught through my experiences of being a Girl Scout was that I was a member of a larger community. I out-grew my uniforms and badges years ago, but the memories of visiting nursing homes or organizing Earth Day tree plantings or my summers camping with girls from all different backgrounds will stay with me always.
When I was 12 years old, I read Nancy Drew mysteries and biographies of Madame Curie and Florence Nightingale and books about girls who love horses or go to nursing school. I belonged to the Girl Scouts and got A’s in school and rarely disobeyed my parents. I still kept a collection of Barbie dolls in my room, and I almost never spoke to boys.
It took me a sleeve of Girl Scout Thin Mints and forty minutes to get over that boy.
I don’t want to come off like a girl scout and ‘Isn’t she sweet?’ but the honest-to-God truth is I had seven years of a great show. It put me on the map. Yes, I’m associated with Joyce, but this is not chopped liver.