Do you have a favorite Girl Scout cookie? Maybe it’s Thin Mints, Samoa’s, or even Tag-a-Longs?!
In 1912, a deaf woman, Juliette Gordon Low, founded Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., an organization that now serves millions of girl members and alumnae.
Juliette met with Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts, and it inspired Juliette to establish Girl Scouts that same year. Juliette has inspired millions of girls throughout her time.
Recently, a 9-year-old Girl Scout, named Phoenyx, ran into a cookie customer who was deaf.
This one incident inspired this motivated Girl Scout to learn ASL. Her goal was not only to communicate with cookie customers in the future, but to learn ASL as a lifelong skill!
Currently, the 9-year-old’s mother is taking classes and sharing her knowledge with her daughter, so she can communicate with her new deaf customers. Take a look!
The Girl Scouts have given many young women a place to grow and develop their leadership skills.
Today, Juliette would be very proud.