Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts of America!!/Black Girl Scouts Alumni Slideshow

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Put away the thin mints and break out the birthday cake because Girl Scouts turns 102 today. Before booking Diane Keaton to serenade the 3.2 million members this org revolves around, let’s make a wish to help it to continue empowering bossy women. There has been no bigger girls org that molds young women into entrepreneurs, turns them into college graduates and, then into professional leaders. All the while, demonstrating how to give back to their communities.  Don’t believe me? Proof’s in the pudding, er the cookie dough. Girl Scouts recipe for success is inclusiveness; just five years shy of its debut, in 1917, the first African American girl scouts troop was born in New York City, which helped churn out more diverse troop chapters in the ’50s. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. noticed the Girl Scouts appeal describing it as a “force of desegregation.” Now FLOTUS Michelle Obama is the honorary president of the Girl Scouts, in addition to being an alumni. The first lady isn’t the only Black girl scout to recite the “On My Honor” promise and seal it with a three-finger salute. Check out what other Black public figures are girl scout alumni.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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