Most of you might not be aware of Girl Scouts. It is more than what you think. It is the leadership organisation which was created nearly over 100 years ago in 1912 has over 50 million alumni from Taylor Swift to Halen Hayes. The National Girl Scout Day is being celebrated on March, 12 every year.
In this article, we have listed some of the most popular female leaders, entertainers, journalist, actor, athletes and some other amazing women who started out her career as Girl Scouts.
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Do you know that we have around 1.8 million Girl Scouts across the country?
1. Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes was born and brought up in Washington, D.C. in the year 1900. She worked in movies, television shows and even on the radio as a radio jockey. But, her great love was for theatre only. She also had played a fantastic role in Shakespeare, Eugene O’Neill, and Tennessee Williams, among many others.
Being played such beautiful roles she is the only one among the rest to get an Emmy, a Tony, a Grammy, and an Oscars which are all the prestigious reward. Besides being an actor, she was also a political activist and fundraiser.
She started her work as a Girl Scout and remained a supporter of the organization as an adult.
2. Jane Pauley
Jane Pauley was a great broadcast journalist who joined NBC in 1976 and remained with the network for longer 25 years. She worked with the organisation as a correspondent, anchor, and even as a host for various programs like the “Today” show and “Dateline.”
Jane Pauley grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana where she worked as a girl scout.
3. Elizabeth Dole
Elizabeth Dole has also been a U.S. senator, secretary of transportation, secretary of labour, as well as the president of the American Red Cross. She was the only second woman to lead the organization after its founder Clara Barton in 1881.
At present, Elizabeth Dole runs her own foundation which supports families and friends of America’s wounded veterans.
4. Venus Williams
Venus Williams is a world-famous tennis star, she has also been a member of her local Girl Scout troop in Compton, California.
5. Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick is a Singer, Actress, United Nations Global Ambassador, United States Ambassador and former Girl Scout.
6. Taylor Swift
She is the youngest woman ever to be ever put on Forbes 100 most powerful women list. She is also the winner of Grammy for Album of the year and one of the best-selling artists of all time and you know what she’s just 25!
7. Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton is the former Secretary of State and also a proud, Girl Scout alumni. Also, she is the 2016 presidential candidate.
8. Lisa Ling
She is one of the most renowned journalists by her profession and also a CNN Host. Her view being a Girl Scout is “The Girl Scouts is where I became acquainted with the idea that a woman can do anything.”