Today we give thanks to the Girl Scouts across Alabama. It’s Girl Scout Day. The first Girl Scout troop was formed in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912 by Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. Since, then the Girl Scouts has “honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.”

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It’s pretty amazing stuff they accomplish. Still, wondering about those Girl Scout cookies? Click here to get details on their partnership with Grubhub. "Order on Grubhub and get a FREE BOX of Girl Scout Cookies now through March 31 when you spend at lest $15! The discount will automatically apply. Offer valid once per day. You can select delivery if you're within 15 miles of our Girl Scout offices, or you can select pickup to come by and pick it up yourself!"

Yes, the Girl Scouts are known for the delicious Girl Scout cookies. However, they are so much more. With over 2.5 million Girl Scout members, their mission is clear; to “build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”

Back in the day at 95.7 JAMZ (Birmingham), I had an intern Alexis Cook, a proud Girl Scout. She was a Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient whose badges went on for days.  She graduated from Ramsay High School in Birmingham and Howard University in Washington D.C. Even in her adult life, she is very active with the Girl Scouts.

Alabama Native Alexis has now introduced her daughter to the wonderful legacy. Alexis feels that “Girl Scouts changed my life. It provided me exposure to careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at an early age, which opened my mind to pursue careers at Telecommunications companies like AT&T. Through Girl Scouts’ promoted career shadowing programs, I was able to intern with great people like Mary K, build my resume in high school and discover career options that I did not previously know existed.”

When I asked her why it was important to have her daughter involved with the Girl Scouts, she commented that “Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership. For example, each time you patron a Girl Scout cookie booth, you are helping a girl develop skills such as entrepreneurship, goal setting, decision making, money management, sales & marketing, people skills, and even handling rejection/ overcoming objections.”

(Source) To find out more about the North-Central Alabama Girl Scouts, click here.

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