Girl Scouts proud to be for girls, by girls

You may wonder why, after over 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place, we are writing to say, “Girl Scouts are alive and well.”

Unfortunately, there are rumors in this community and in the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore 30-county region, which stretches from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, that Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts have merged.

Not true.

At Girl Scouts, we know that girls thrive in all-female environments. It is still the case that girls must fight to be heard and taken seriously. Research shows that, in an all-girl environment, girls discover their passions, find their voice, and shine their absolute brightest. Girls working together build the bravery, confidence, and resilience that comes with taking risks, testing limits, creating opportunities, and serving others.

Join us in spreading the word — Girl Scouts is going strong.

To learn more, visit gsmists.org and gsusa.org.

DEBORAH HUGHES,

chair, Board of Directors,

NORA BALGOYEN, JUDY DENNIS, KAREN FEAHR, VERNA GEORGE, OMAR HALL, JESSIE JONES, BRENDA LINDBERG, HOLLY LITTLE, INDIA MANNS,AMANDA MISCISIN, GAIL MONTGOMERY, SHARRON PITTS, PAMELA SMITH,THERESA VAN VEELEN, SHANNON WILSON,

and BARBARA HILL,

chief executive officer