Girl Scouts: Washington Take Over!
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is proud to help girls and young women develop into leaders – in their schools, communities, state and beyond. That’s why we couldn’t wait to share the news that, of the record number of women now serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, a whopping 60% of them were once Girl Scouts!
There are now 20 women elected to serve in the U.S. Senate. Among the newly elected, Nebraska’s own Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) were all involved with Girl Scouts at one time in their lives. In fact, 70% of women serving in the Senate were once Girl Scouts! Think there will be Thin Mints and Caramel deLites in the chambers of these amazing Senators?!
“This organization has literally created the female leadership pipeline in this country,” Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez recently told Mother Jones in an interview. “There’s obviously a secret sauce in our methodology.”
In the article, Chávez also noted that Girl Scouts alumnae are well-represented among business leaders and even astronauts. Girl Scouts continues to promote programs that teach girls valuable leadership, financial, communication and entrepreneurial skills and support girls as they “take action” to make the world a better place.
Congratulations to all the women and Girl Scouts alumnae who have been elected to the U.S. House and Senate! We know you will serve our nation well.