Girl Scouts is such an iconic organization that it's easy to overlook how daring an idea it was for founder Juliette Gordon Low to gather those first 18 girls in that troop in Savannah, Georgia. It was 1912, after all, and women wouldn't earn the right to vote for another eight years.

— Anna Maria Chavez

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Girls are twice as likely as boys to avoid leadership roles for fear of being deemed 'bossy' by their peers.

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What gets posted online is not short term, and is open for easy misinterpretation. Messages and pictures spread faster through the Internet than they ever could by word of mouth.

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At Girl Scouts, we are committed to raising awareness about the terrible effects of cyber bullying, and to teaching girls how to recognize the signs of bullying of any sort and extricate themselves or another from a bad situation before it spirals out of control and ends in tragedy.

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Too often, nonprofits are viewed as rigid and bureaucratic - less nimble and capable of adapting in this fluid environment than our corporate counterparts. I don't agree.

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At Girl Scouts, we create leaders.

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Girls who lead turn in to women who thrive.

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I live to inspire girls, volunteers, Girl Scout staff and alumni

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Research shows that girls look at leadership differently than boys.

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Girl Scouts is a girl-serving organization, so our members are girls.

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There’s a tendency for young people to get discouraged and frustrated easily.

But don’t be afraid to fail. In many ways, we learn so much more from our failures than our successes. Remind yourself that failure is nothing more than a means to a greater end. Bide your time, learn from your mistakes, and lead by example. If you believe in what you’re doing, it will show.

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Sometimes when I speak to groups or I'm interviewed by a journalist, I ask them to imagine their communities without Girl Scouts - to imagine the thousands of food drives and clothing and toy collections that would never take place if not for Girl Scouts.

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Simply stated, girls want role models and mentors.

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About Anna Maria Chavez

Quotes 14 sayings
Birthday 1968

Many people don't know, but American Girl Scouts get to travel the world, and that's a very good thing, as the more we can expose our young people to other cultures, the better off we'll be in this increasingly globalized environment.

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