Thursday, April 2, 2015

Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout

List three adjectives describing Girl Scouts. Try contemporary, career-oriented and empowered. Girl Scouts offers leadership experiences that impact girls’ lives. Problem – the sugar and spice image of the organization that includes the stereotype of a suburban mother leading a troop is still what most people think of when they think of a Girl Scout volunteer. Girl Scouts want to change that and get the message out that anyone over 18 who accepts the Girl Scout Promise and Law can be a volunteer. And that includes men! 

A new campaign, Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout, is designed to attract a whole new breed of leaders for the organization. The hope is that not only men will see themselves as possibly being part of the organization, but singles, professionals, retired corporate executives, the elderly and college students, will become interested.

Now it's your chance to be Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout!
Your $75 annual membership fee includes:
  • 2015 membership into the Girl Scout organization
  • Man Enough T-shirt
  • Admission to a Girl Scout cookie & beer pairing event on Sunday, June 28 with two beverage tickets, hosted by Smartmouth Brewery (event for adult Girl Scout supporters, age 21+)
  • Best of all, you'll be supporting programs that create girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Studies show that if we want girls to view themselves as strong, self-reliant and resilient, it is essential that the men in her life – fathers, brothers and other caring adults who help mentor her – show her that they view her in this way. We need women and men volunteers to be part of Girl Scouts and to help girls build leadership skills.

Whether it’s a dad taking his daughter to work with him or teaching her to cut the grass, or a volunteer who is helping girls learn the skills to whitewater raft or climb a high-ropes course, men can play an important part in the lives of girls and help them believe in themselves as leaders.

Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout is sponsored by WTKR, VEER Magazine, Geese Logistics and Yelp.