Girl Scout Troop 53855 of Pilgrim Baptist Church
The mission of Girl Scouts is to build a girls sense of courage, confidence, and character that will make the world a better place.
The objective is to provide girls a safe and nurturing environment that will allow them to discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls working and growing together. Through numerous enriching experiences, such as field trips, skill-building clinics, community service projects, just to name a few ,girls grow courageous, strong and confident in themselves and their abilities. They go from an I can’t attitude to a why can’t I attitude. Girl Scouting helps girls develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, while relating to other in a supportive, confident and respectful manner
-Bi-weekly troop meetings
-Various special activities throughout the year with other local Girl Scouts
-Community service activities
-Badge earning and leadership opportunities though the Girl Scout Curriculum
-Annual cookie sale
Did You Know?
• The first Girl Scout handbook was published in 1913 and was entitled How Girls Can Help Their Country.
• Congress chartered the Girl Scouts in March 1950.
• In Savannah, Georgia, in 1983, the second federal building named after a woman was declared the Juliette Gordon Low Federal Complex.
• Two-thirds of female members of Congress have been Girl Scouts.
• In 2001, the first Honorary Congressional Girl Scout Troop—Troop Capitol Hill—was convened and is currently comprised of all women members of Congress.
Famous Girl Scouts
An amazing 64 percent of today’s female leaders listed in Who's Who of American Women in the United States were once Girl Scouts. Below is a partial list!
Gist, Carole – 1st African American Miss USA
Green, Tina Sloan – President, Black Women Sports
Joyner-Kersee, Jacqueline – '88 Long Jump Gold Olympian
Lobo, Rebecca – WNBA Basketball Player
Taylor, Susan – Editor-in-Chief, "Essence" Magazine
Warwick, Dionne – Singer
Tyler Moore, Mary – Actress
Lucci, Susan – Actress
Fanning, Dakota – Actress
Carey, Mariah – Singer
Kirkpatrick, Jeanne – Former US Ambassador to the United Nations
Couric, Katie – Anchorwoman, CBS Evening News
Jones, Star – Co-host, "The View", ABC-TV
Walters, Barbara – Anchorwoman of ABC "20/20"
Day O'Connor, Sandra – Associate Justice, US Supreme Court
Brothers, Joyce, Dr. – Psychologist; Radio & TV Personality
Rodham Clinton, Hillary – US Senator& Wife of Bill Clinton (42nd President), Secretary of State
Jones, Elaine – Head of NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund
Dole, Elizabeth – Former President, American Red Cross