you probably know, March is Women’s History Month around the world; a month
where we pause to reflect on the many contributions women have made to society.
Marie Curie’s groundbreaking work on radioactivity; to Margaret Thatcher’s history
making turn as Prime Minister of Great Britain; to Susan B. Anthony’s tireless
campaign for gender equality in the United States; to our very own founder,
Juliette Gordon Low; bold, determined women have been at the forefront of the most
significant achievements throughout history.
I was privileged to be joined at the White House by a remarkable woman from
amongst our own ranks: Marjorie Crawford-Dunn, Assistant Director of Membership
Credentials at GSUSA, whose passion for and dedication to our Movement spans 27
years. Together, we traveled to Washington to represent the Girl Scout Movement
on this special day, and to meet the President and First Lady Michelle Obama at
an event held in celebration of women’s history.
also made stops to visit the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum
of American History, to view the exhibit set up in honor of the Girl Scouts’
100th Anniversary. Throughout
the day, I reflected on Marjorie’s amazing story of dedication to our Movement,
and the touching letter she sent me describing the impact that Girl Scouting
has made in her own life and the life of girls across our nation.
101 years, we have ridden an incredible wave of inspiration and commitment to
serving girls, thanks to the hard work of people like Marjorie and everyone in
our Movement. We have been an indelible
part of the history celebrated today by the President of the United States: the
history of women in America and across the world, who, through their vision,
their willingness to speak out and their determination to be heard, helped make
our world a better place.