USA Girl Scouts Overseas - Global Impact

USA Girl Scouts Overseas

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Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
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What started in 1925 with 18 girls in Shanghai has now grown to include almost 13,000 members in 90-plus countries around the world. USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO) supports daughters of military, foreign service and American expat families as they move to new international locations, giving them the same opportunities for familiar traditions (cookies!!) and quality leadership training as stateside Girl Scouts have. This overseas program offers a much-needed sense of security and stability while continuing Girl Scouts’ mission of building courage, confidence and character within each member. Girl Scouts living overseas gain unique skills and experiences that are a…

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The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. It recognizes girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities-and beyond. One such Gold Award Scout was Hanna Chuang. Hanna was able to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, while living in Singapore, due to her involvement with USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO). Hanna’s Story: Being a Girl Scout, I have always known that every voice counts and that when more of us get involved in decision making and in shaping our world, we come up with better solutions and more opportunities for everyone. And being a girl who was born in the United States but brought up and educated in Singapore, I’ve also always known the importance of being a global citizen—someone who cares not just about the people and things right in front of you, but…