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Happy Women's History Month: A Blog Post by CEO Lidia Soto-Harmon

Happy March Girl Scout family!

March is Women’s History Month, and here at Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, we see it as a reason to celebrate the strong women who are a part of our Council, as well showcase the women we want our Girl Scouts to grow up and be.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, our Council is highlighting several trailblazers with the Women’s Suffragists patch program. This program honors the innovative women who lead our society by making strides in education, politics, racial equality, environmental justice, the arts and more! If you would like additional resources for this patch program, please feel free to visit our Council website.

March 6-12th is National Girl Scout Week. Get ready to celebrate the Girls we know and love, you! As we honor the Girl Scout movement, the week culminates with the 110th Girl Scout Birthday celebration this Saturday! With a new theme every day, you will be guaranteed to learn something new during this festivity.

Next week, our Council will be hosting Encuentro de Las Chicas Latinas at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. This leadership conference provides the Ambassadors, Seniors, and Cadettes who attend with tools for college readiness. This event is a wonderful opportunity to take a college tour, and for Girls to earn their college knowledge badge and swag from giveaways!

I am so grateful to be surrounded by so many tenacious women every day at our Council. I feel honored that I have been given this unique opportunity to work with amazing mentors to create a pipeline of young leaders. I am reminded that we cannot move forward unless we know where we came from. Madame Marie Curie, the first woman to ever be awarded a Nobel Prize said: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fearless.” I hope to go through this month fearlessly and to have the best Women’s History Month ever!

Make sure to keep an eye out on our social media pages this month @GSCNC, as we honor many iconic women who have been Girl Scouts. We also want to see your stories! Use the hashtag #WomenHistoryGirlScouts and you may see yourself on one of our social media pages this month.

Yours in Girl Scouting,
Lidia Soto-Harmon