Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

When Girls Succeed, So Does Society!

Kentucky ranks 4th in childhood obesity, 6th in heart disease and 9th for Type II diabetes

  • More than 3,500 girls participated in a healthy living initiative in 2012 through Girl Scouts.

Kentucky ranks 47th in number of degrees awarded in science, engineering and math. Fewer than 25% of STEM careers are held by women.

  • More than 7,300 girls participated in an education initiative including more than 23 STEM events through Girl Scouts.

Fewer than 65% of Kentucky children receive financial literacy from their parents.

  • Nearly 10,000 girls learned money management, goal setting and budgeting through the nationally recognized Girl Scout cookie program.

More than 50% of Kentucky’s children are either bullied at school or are bullies.

  • Girl Scouts provides a safe place for girls to develop healthy relationships and learn options for dealing with uncomfortable situations.

Parents overwhelmingly believe that outdoor adventure programs help their children build self-confidence, self-esteem and social skills while making friends in a safe environment; however, only 16.2% of children have the opportunity to participate in outdoor adventures.

  • More than 3,100 girls participated in outdoor adventure programs in 2012 including summer camp, sailing, hiking, repelling and rock climbing.

With your help, Girl Scouts changes these outcomes for girls, one troop experience, one science experiment, one cookie at a time.

Your investment brings STEM education, healthy living initiatives, and anti-bullying programs to girls in your community. You invest in girls like Briana. Briana recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award with her project to lessen animal hunger in her community. To do so, Briana connected with the her local Humane Society and her school Beta Club, organized a semi-annual food drive, and raised awareness of animal hunger through public speaking events.

Of her experience Briana said, “I think that overall, my Girl Scouting experience has helped to boost my confidence and gave me the courage to lead this project, speak in front of groups of people, and ask for donations. I felt a huge sense of responsibility trying to meet my goals and be successful.”

Savannah, an Ambassador Girl Scout also comments on her Girl Scout experience, "I feel truly blessed to have been a part of Girl Scouts for 13 years now and I will be forever thankful for all I have learned through Girl Scouts. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it were not for this program. I hope to see more girls involved, learning the lessons that will change their lives, and make them into amazing young women of courage, confidence, and character.”

Not only does your investment help girls like Briana and Savannah have positive, life changing experiences through Girl Scouting, you can also make Girl Scouts possible for many other girls and young women who could otherwise not afford to have a Girl Scout experience. In 2012, 5,142 girls participated in Girl Scouts through our community scholarship program.

Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road serves 16,000 girls and 1,700 adult volunteers in 66 counties of central, eastern and northern Kentucky.

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