Since 1912, the Girl Scouts have been “building girls of courage, confidence, and character’, while preparing them for a ‘lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure.”
For over 100 years, girls have become successful women, thanks in part to the Girl Scouts of America.
Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Taylor Swift earned their badges before becoming a few of the highest paid female musicians.
Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton still sings the songs she learned when she was a girl scout. Michelle Obama? Yup, she was a girl scout. In fact, she is also the honorary President of Girl Scouts, USA.
Even Queen Elizabeth II was a Girl Scout!
It’s probably not a surprise to learn that Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies was a Girl Scout. Girls Scouts Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, and New Hampshire’s own Christa McAuliffe both went on to inspire millions of girls to take an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers.
It might be shocking to learn that, in 2017, only 24% of American women occupy STEM; it is still a very big part of the Girl Scouts of America today, creating hands-on experiments, workshops and the tools that young girls need to become American leaders.
Just in time for International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, and perhaps in pure celebration of young women everywhere, the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains are hosting G.I.R.L.(Go Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, Leaders) Expo New Hampshire: Everything Exciting for Girls this Saturday, October 13 at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Girls, ages 5 to 18, along with their families will learn from over 100 exhibitors about healthy living, the great outdoors, leadership, and STEM with exciting activities such as bread baking, cooking demonstrations, hitting targets with airsoft rifles and shooting arrows at the archery range, computer programming, and more.
This year’s expo features performances by pop singer Kristina Lachaga, Meredith Rojas of Selfie-Made and
Digitours, Subzero Ice Cream, the McGonagle School of Irish Dance, and the Ameri-Kids Baton Twirlers, plus the Girl Scout Pastry Chef Competition.
Frank 106.3 is also a proud sponsor of the event, and will be in attendance for the event.
“G.I.R.L. Expo is the perfect opportunity for girls and their families to connect with one another and
explore the incredible opportunities that girls have through Girl Scouting,” said Patricia Mellor, CEO.
“Girls will get the chance to try new things, challenge themselves in new ways, and discover ways to
build their confidence while having fun.”
The expo is open to the public. We’ll see you there!