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March 12th 1912: The Girl Scouts founded

On this day in 1912, the Girl Guides - who would later become the Girl Scouts of the USA - were founded. The organisation was founded by Juliette Gordon Low, after she met the founder of Scouting - Robert Baden-Powell. The first Girl Scout meeting took place on March 12th in Savannah, Georgia, with 18 girls attending; there are now over 3.2 million members. Low wanted to give America and the world “something for the girls” and aimed to encourage girls to become active citizens and to develop their full potential. They soon became an important group in the USA, with Martin Luther King Jr describing the Girl Scouts as “a force for desegregation” in the 1950s and 1960s.

“I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”
- Juliette Low at the first Girl Scout meeting

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Ban Bossy - I’m Not Bossy. I’m the Boss.

Beyonce, Jennifer Garner Want to Ban the Word ‘Bossy’ in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In PSA for Lifetime (Video). Jane Lynch, Condoleezza Rice and Diane von Furstenberg are also on board to ban the label that they say will make girls less interested in leadership than boys.

Don’t let Beyonce hear you using the word “bossy,” because she’s joining Lifetime in its mission to ban the label from our vocabulary.

Being labeled something matters. By middle school, girls are less interested in leadership than boys, and that’s because they worry about being called bossy,” Beyonce helps a number of other successful women — and men — say in the Lean In PSA (above). “We need to tell them it’s okay to be ambitious. We need to help them lean in. Words matter. Let’s just ban the ‘bossy,’ and encourage girls to lead.”

Jennifer Garner, Jane Lynch, Condoleezza Rice and Diane von Furstenberg appear with NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez in the #BanBossy campaign spearheaded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who also takes a stand in the 60-second spot that airs on Lifetime.

The commercial for Lean In and Girl Scouts’ Ban Bossy movement, which is supported by Lifetime and a number of other partners, aims to raise awareness for raising girls’ self esteem during early adolescence — a pivotal moment in their development.

“I’m not bossy,” Beyonce concludes. “I’m the boss.”

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Hey guys!  New video blog up!  This one is number 9 and I’m calling it A Day In The Life Of Six Appeal. It follows our performances for a private wedding, the Show Choir Camps of America, and the Girl Scouts of the USA.

For this video I originally intended to make a video about our shows kind of like the Station 4 video, but after I put all the clips in to my video editing software and was reviewing them, I got a fun kind of “Robot Chicken” vibe from just watching the clips with no context in chronological order.  So, with that as my inspiration this is what I came up with!  Let me know what you think!

-Nathan Hickey

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A couple of really amazing people and I have been working on a project called #IsSheConfident and we just finished the video. We wrote all of our insecurities on our bodies and shirts and walked around our city’s mall. This is what people had to say.
I hope some of you feel empowered by this because it was a truly terrifying, and eye-opening experience. Listing your insecurities in front of your friends can be tough enough, advertising them to strangers that may judge you is terrifying.