Girl Scouts is the Best Leadership Development Experience for Girls!
To create more female leaders, we must start young and make sure today’s girls are acquiring the courage, confidence, character, and skills they need to take the reins of leadership in the 21st century. Girl Scouts has been a key driver of workforce development for women for over a century. In 1912 Juliette Gordon Low created Girl Scouts to provide girls with opportunities to develop into strong, independent, successful women. Girl Scouts of Central Maryland was established in 1962 and serves more than 20,000 girls in 2,000 troops and community programs in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties with the help of nearly 9,000 dedicated and committed adult volunteers.
Today, we continue to offer research-based programs for girls with their learning styles and development in mind. In the United States, 80% of female tech leaders, 75% of current female senators, 90% of female astronauts who have traveled in space and, 50% of female business owners are Girl Scout alumna.
While remaining true to its mission, Girl Scouts has developed a national, strategic initiative to expand the depth of its programs to meet the needs of girls today and in the future, offering new opportunities for girls to explore the outdoors, build technology skills, and encourage entrepreneurship.
To prepare girls today to be the world's leaders of tomorrow we need to provide them with an unparalleled leadership experience when they are young—an experience that can only come from the best leadership organization for girls in the world: Girl Scouts. With more than 100 years of experience, Girl Scouts brings a wealth of knowledge that provides girls cornerstone experiences with benefits to last a lifetime.
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland serves more than 20,000 girls in central Maryland, including: