Monday, November 28, 2016

Girl Scouting works: Alumnae more successful and active in communities

Since 1912, millions of women have had their lives positively impacted and transformed by their Girl Scout experience. 

According to the Girl Scouts Research Institute study, "Girl Scouting Works: An Alumnae Impact Story:"
  • One in every two adult women has at some point been a member of Girl Scouts, and there are currently 59 million Girl Scout alumnae.
  • Alumnae with more than three years’ experience in Girl Scouts fare better than shorter-term alumnae in many areas, including sense of self, civic engagement, education and leadership. 
  • All alumnae, even those with two years’ experience or less, are more active in community service and volunteer work than non-alumnae.
And the majority of female elected officials are also Girl Scout alumnae:*
  • Fifty-eight percent of women in the 114th Congress are Girl Scout alumnae. 
  • Seventy-five percent of current female senators are Girl Scout alumnae. 
  • Every female secretary of state in U.S. history is a former Girl Scout: Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton. 
*Source: Girl Scouts of the USA Public Policy & Advocacy Office, Washington, DC (2015)

See more Girl Scouts Alumnae by the Numbers.

Help more girls become tomorrow's leaders today on #GivingTuesday!  

GSWPA is joining charitable organizations from all over the globe by participating in #GivingTuesday on Nov. 29. This global movement celebrates and encourages giving back to the community organizations, like Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, that make a difference in the lives of your family and so many others. 

Last year, more than $45,000 in financial assistance was awarded to 2,200 girls in western Pennsylvania so they could have these life-changing experiences with Girl Scouts. We rely largely on donations--both big and small--to make this possible.

Please consider kicking off your holiday giving season with an end-of-year charitable gift on or before #GivingTuesday, and help us bring Girl Scouting to more girls. We appreciate your support! 

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