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When it comes to fighting for justice and liberation, Girl Scouts are experts. Troop 40681 from Morton Grove, IL, for their Silver Award, decided to step up and advocate for the very pressing and long-lasting issue of racism in the United States.
To do this, the girls created an “action resource guide,” including steps on how to call for racial justice on the individual level, then hosted a Black Lives Matter demonstration in their community.
Girl Scout Melanie M., when speaking to the Chicago Tribune, noted: “If one person bands together with people, they can make a powerful movement. Our Girl Scouts today are showing that we can do something even though we are just young. We can make a difference.”
Good Morning America
It takes a village to support girls on their #leadership journeys and today the Girl Scout village showed up strong to support our very own committed volunteer, Craig Harris!
With more than a dozen years helping girls and their families, alongside his co-leaders, Craig has shown the world that he's not just a cool dad, he's a Girl Scout dad!
We are so thankful for the "Make Your Monday" team at Good Morning America, Ginger Zee and the gracious Chicago based Fifth Third Bank team for giving back to Craig and the wonderful troop in such a fun way. Cookies and camp for all!
ABC 7 Chicago
Most Girl Scout troop leaders aren't over 6 feet tall and able to bench press over 300 pounds. But most troop leaders aren't Craig Harris.
A troop of Riverside Girl Scouts built and delivered four "Puppy Pushers," carts with seats designed to carry small therapy dogs and lift them to bedside height, to the Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy headquarters.
Girl Scout Stories
Catch up on our weekly Girl Scout story blog series, Member Monday Round-Up! Every Monday features different GCNWI Girl Scouts and members, with pictures of service projects, inspirational comments, and stories of sisterhood. Be sure to check out our other Girl Scout story blog posts as well!