We all have the power to change the world, but Girl Scouts have more than that. They have the practice. For more than 100 years, we’ve been putting our whole hearts into to building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place—and that’s exactly what they’ve done!
What can we say? Giving back is in our DNA. Every day, in big and small ways, Girl Scouts are the G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders)™ who take action and build a better world for all of us. From harvesting community gardens they planted for food banks and running programs to fight bullying in schools, to cleaning local streams for future generations, and so much more, Girl Scouts consistently and relentlessly use their time and resources to enhance countless lives and communities across the map—they’re definitely a force to be reckoned with!
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Let’s show ‘em how it’s done—like a Girl Scout! Tell us how you take the lead to build a better world (challenge five Girl Scout friends to do the same!), and enter for a chance to win a $500 scholarship from MetLife Foundation—nice! Your amazing stories can help inspire others to join Girl Scouts in creating positive change.
Get inspired. Here are a few awesome stories of Girl Scouts taking the lead to build a better world, to get you pumped to join the 2016 Girl Scout Challenge today!
"My project was to help people in my community gain access to clean laundry. I began a laundry ministry where volunteers and I go the laundromat once a month to do laundry for people in need. The greatest thing that has happened is that through my Girl Scout training is that now I have empowered others to start a similar mission in other places. Right now there are three other groups doing laundry in other locations. I took the lead, but now I am teaching others how to lead this project in their own communities. My project has continued over a year past the requirements but my goal has shifted. I want Loads of Love in Lots of Places! I am regularly speaking to groups about the impact this mission has on the community it serves and rallying others to serve in their own communities."
"I traveled this summer with my Girl Scout troop to Ecuador to help build a school in the Amazon for impoverished kids that have to walk five hours to get to school. I then created a video comparing the child poverty I saw in Ecuador to that in Oregon and Washington which I am using to educate people about the effects of poverty and its causes."