Girl Scouts of Alaska
Girl Scouting gives every girl the confidence, tools, and experience to discover who she can be and what she can do. Through activities related to science and technology, financial literacy, healthy living, adventure, and citizenship, Girl Scouts of Alaska provides Girl Scouts’ proven leadership development experience to Alaska’s diverse population of girls.
There’s no question, camp is fun.
But, for girls who attend Girl Scout camp in Alaska, there’s also important work happening – the work of character development.
Girl Scout Cookie sales have begun in Alaska. New this year are the cookie boxes, redesigned for the first time since 1999 to highlight the leadership and life skills girls learn by selling cookies.
In Alaska, more than 3,000 girls sell cookies and learn important lessons about setting goals, making decisions, managing money, people skills, and business ethics.
This is my second week on the job as Girl Scouts of Alaska’s new Chief Executive Officer. Right now, I’m making arrangements to visit many of the communities Girl Scouts of Alaska serves.
In the meantime, I thought I’d share with you a little bit about myself and why I wanted to serve with Girl Scouts of Alaska.
Girl Scout Connor Ito has been planning her summer vacation for years now. In July, Ito is joining six other young women on a trip to Japan through the Alaska Girl Scouts.
The journey is the second part of an exchange arranged with a group of Japanese Girl Scouts who came to Alaska last summer.
On February 4, the University of Alaska Anchorage campus was swarming with more than 800 Girl Scouts attending the 20th annual Women of Science and Technology Day.
It’s not surprising why this event draws such a crowd. What kid wouldn’t love dissecting moose poop, playing with magnets, meeting a Great Horned owl, designing a mini roller-coaster, or drilling a hole in a tooth?