February 18, 2018

‘Bossy’ should be least of our worries


By Julie Samrick When a girl takes the lead she’s often called bossy, yet when a boy’s bossy he’s seen as a leader, so say influential American women such as Facebook COO Sharon Sandberg, Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Marie Chavez and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In a recent piece to discuss the… Read more

Happy Birthday Girl Scouts! May You Have at Least 100 More


By Julie Samrick The experiences I had as a Girl Scout back in the 1970s and ‘80s still rank in the top 5 memories of my childhood- like the “tippy test” at camp each summer, when we had to flip a canoe over in the middle of a cold lake, fully clothed, and then get… Read more

100 Ideas for the 100th Birthday of Girl Scouts


By Angela Nicholson Girl Scout Week is March 11-17, 2012. Here are 100 ways to celebrate the Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary. May  be modified for whatever city you live in: Register now for the 100th “Celebrating Green Forever” Event at Cal Expo on April 28, 2012. Host 100 Girls (or more!) for a Father-Daughter Dance Add… Read more

Open Water Swimming by Ann Van De Water

florence chadwick

My daughter and I did some research for a mini-report for Girl Scouts on Florence May Chadwick (1918-1995).  Chadwick, a San Diego native, defied most people’s understanding of women’s limitations as a champion ultra-distance swimmer, breaking many records.  She is best known for being the first person to swim the English Channel in both directions (with a couple month gap… Read more