Celeb A-Listers Who Were Once Girl Scouts
According to the official Girl Scouts website, every female Secretary of State was a former Girl Scout.
Hilary Clinton joined the Girl Scouts and Developed Leadership Skills Early
In a political career spanning decades, Hillary Clinton said the Girl Scouts not only taught her great songs that she still sings, but lifelong lessons on leadership, the value of public service, friendships that continue over years and kept her grounded. Her only daughter Chelsea would also become a Girl Scout before she too, became a public figure. She learned essential and core lessons early on in life as a Brownie, the value of working in a team and everything that girls can do when we work together. Clinton is an active supporter of the Girl Scouts and regularly posts various initiatives that they undertake.
Former first lady Michelle Obama was a member of the Girl Scouts in Chicago, IL.
Michelle was bestowed with the title of Honorary President of the Girl Scouts, as is customary for first ladies. As President, she hosted the White House’s first-ever camp-out for lucky Scouts on the South Lawn.
Some other stalwarts include;
Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State, was a former Girl Guide, paving the way for important female politicians Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice. Even though she is 80, Albright speaks to students around the country and believes there is a special place in heaven for anyone who speaks truth to power.
Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO was called the most powerful woman on the internet by TIME in 2015. She surrounded herself with powerful women since being a Girl Scout in Stanford, CA. Wojcicki became the CEO of YouTube in February 2014.
Taylor Swift is today the most famous singer on the planet, but as a kid she grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Wyomissing, PA, and loved her favourite Girl Scout cookie Caramel Delites. Before moving to Nashville for her music career, she mentions Caramel Delites, in her rap parody “Thug Story.”
Mariah Carey is a legendary musician and started singing around campfires in Huntington, NY. The singer began taking singing lessons when she was just 4.
Robin Roberts “Good Morning America” anchor is a proud former Girl Scout, confirmed her lifetime membership of the Girl Scouts.
Barbara Walters was the first female co-anchor of a network evening news show -ABC Evening News, but began as a Girl Scout in Boston, MA.
Gwyneth Paltrow is a lifestyle guru, entrepreneur and actress, but started as a child performer and Girl Scout from New York City.
Carrie Fisher was an author, screenwriter, actress, and Girl Scout. Fisher’s mother was Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds, but had a typical childhood, being a Girl Scout while growing up in California’s Burbank.
Venus and Serena Williams dominate the world of women’s tennis, but found time for extracurriculars like the Girl Scouts. The sisters grew up in Compton, CA and would mostly be found on tennis courts as children.
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