By: Isabelle G. In the summer of 2016, Kate G trekked the Laures Trail in Peru on a Girl Scout Destination. "It was amazing," she says. "We got to see the Sacred Valley, visit a women's weaving cooperative, and feed alpacas." She also visited Machu Picchu, the famous Incan citadel considered one of the seven… Continue reading Conquering the Incan Trail to Machu Picchu
It can be a scary thing to make your voice heard. You might have fear that even if you voice your concern, things may not change. Or you may be asked a question you can’t answer. Or worse, what if no one listens to you at all? But sometimes, an issue weighs on your mind… Continue reading A Heavy Situation
Allow us to state the obvious: There’s almost nothing better than breaking into a fresh box of Thin Mints. We say “almost” because, while it’s certainly a delicious experience, we’ve found something that feel a little better… sharing the cookies with another person! Enter our “Helping Heroes” project. This program allows cookies to be purchased… Continue reading Thanks-A-Lots and Gratitude
Back-to-school is always a bittersweet time. This month not only means the beginning of a fresh year of fun, it also ushers in cooler weather, fall sports, and even holiday excitement. On one hand, you can't wait to pick out your new, and totally cute, school supplies, see all your friends, and of course, start your… Continue reading The End of Something Incredible.
By: Marie Y. A 5-year-old girl, Amy, walked into her first Girl Scout meeting. She didn’t know what to think or what to expect. Was she going to make friends? Was she going to get into trouble? Would anyone like her? She walked through that door, shy. She walked out of the meeting thinking she… Continue reading Life After Girl Scouts
Winston Churchill once stated “success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts,” and despite the undeniable achievement she’s found in her multi-million dollar company, failure is something Kendra Scott knows plenty about. Moving to Austin at the age 19, she started her first company in a mall,… Continue reading Secrets of Success
THE GIRL SCOUTS WHO VISIT THEIR MOMS IN PRISON. BY: MELISSA CHAN PHOTOGRAPH: SARA NAOMI LEWKOWICZ FOR TIME Buzzing with excitement, Layla Arenas climbs into a van with her Girl Scout troop and heads to a familiar place — a prison. The 7-year-old Texas girl is going to see her mother, just like she does on the… Continue reading “Something To Live For”