Jaylah with Leecia Eve, attorney and former Democratic candidate
for Attorney General of New York.
As a Girl Scout Junior, Jaylah saw an issue in her community and
decided to do speak up and take action.
Jaylah courageously spoke out at a community
meeting, saying “We don’t want people building businesses in our
neighborhood that don’t care about what’s good for us.”
Her determination continued when she met with elected officials to
get their signatures for a petition to shut down what would become the
second liquor store in her community. Her dedication paid off –
soon after the liquor license was denied and there are no plans to
move forward with that type of establishment.
If we want more leaders, our communities need more Girl Scouts and
your financial support can help build girls of courage, confidence,
and character who make the world a better place.
You can be a part of the Girl Scout Difference.
Girl Scouts is an organization with more than 100 years dedicated to
building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the
world a better place. Despite our storied history, many misunderstand
the purpose of our organization or consider it irrelevant in today’s world.
In reality, the need for Girl Scouts has never been more apparent.
Far from the stereotypes of cookies and crafts, Girl Scouts is the
preeminent leadership organization for girls. We have decades of
research showcasing the need for a single-gender environment and why
it’s the best place for girls to grow. Beyond our research, we have
the proven results seen in the lives of our alumnae:
This past election, more than 110 women won seats in the US House of
Representatives. Already hitting a record for female candidates, it’s
important to note that at least 58% of the women who won were Girl Scouts.
When you support Girl Scouts, you’re investing in the future of our
girls. You’re building our future leaders, visionaries, and
game-changers. You’re telling all girls, no matter who they are or
what path they choose in life, that they’re important and capable.
You’re helping them achieve more than they ever thought possible.
Our program makes a difference because it’s designed by girls, for
girls. Through our Four Pillars: Outdoors, STEM, Life Skills, and
Entrepreneurship, we want to give every girl the opportunity to find
her passion and pursue it with confidence. We don’t tell a girl what
she should do; we let her choose.
Everyone is familiar with how delicious Girl Scout cookies are, but
few realize it’s the largest girl-run business in the world and
designed to teach five financial literacy skills, including money
management, decision making, and goal setting.
Beneath the Girl Scout stereotype is an organization dedicated to
raising girls up and showing them that no matter what society says or
does, they are equal and they matter. Be a part of the difference we
make in the lives of our girls today.
Maria’s journey with Girl Scouts began in Puerto Rico, when she
joined as a Daisy. Five years later, she’d leave her home and troop to
move to the United States.
Once she arrived in Buffalo, her mother looked for a Girl Scout
troop in the area. Finding none and understanding the importance, she
started her own troop so Maria could develop the friendships she needed.
With her troop, Maria was able to enjoy experiences she never
imagined would be possible, like white water rafting, learning how to
code, walking on ropes courses, and discovering more about how the
Her fellow Girl Scouts became her community and support, and with
the help of them and their leaders, she was able to learn English and
graduate high school. Now in college, she’s pursuing her passion at
Albany College and majoring in psychology on the pre-med route.
Because of Girl Scouts, Maria realized she was smart enough, good
enough, and confident enough. The activities she enjoyed were more
than just fun excursions – they helped shape the course of her life.
You can help make a difference in the lives of our Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts takes the potential of girls and combines it with robust
skill-building programs that allow them to enjoy experiences outside
of their comfort zones, like building a robotic arm, learning to
survive outdoors, and growing a cookie business.
Your donation makes building girls of courage,
confidence, and character who makes the world a better place possible.