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Girl Scout Alumnae

Learn about Girl Scout alumnae from near and far

Girl Scout Alumnae

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15 years ago, fifth grade Girl Scouts sealed away some keepsakes in a time capsule. See what they found when the troop reunited to re-open the capsule.

Memories from 1999, Rediscovered

Secretary Jewell, a Girl Scout Alumna, announces a major step forward for offshore wind power in Massachusetts.

Girl Scouts Rock!

Shirley Temple Black, child actress and diplomat, was also a Girl Scout. 1928-2014

"I want every little girl who's told she's bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills." Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg was a Brownie!

Nominate the dedicated Girl Scout Alumnae in your life for our new Forever Green Award! This award recognizes outstanding commitment, exceptional service, and extraordinary dedication to the Girl Scout movement over time.

Were any of you at the 75th anniversary celebration of Girl Scouts at the Metrodome in 1987? Troop 1183 was among the 32,000 attendees.

"We do not need magic to change the world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already." - J.K Rowling, a Girl Guiding alumnae

The Voice contestant Ashley DuBose is also a full-time programming analyst and a Girl Scouts alumna.

Kathryn Sullivan, who was the first American woman to spacewalk, was a Girl Scout

Astronaut Bio: Kathryn D. Sullivan (04/2014)

Indianapolis 500 driver Katherine Legge attributes much of her success to the confidence and character she developed while growing up in the United Kingdom as a Girl Guide, part of a sister organization to Girl Scouts.

This Alumna's friends all shared great memories from Girl Scout camp, so she threw a scouting themed bridal shower. Super cute!

A Girl Scout Inspired Bridal Shower

Jessica Ivey compares her time as a Girl Scout to her current role as a roller derby professional.

Dr. Sally Ride, a Girl Scout alumna, is being posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation's highest civilian honor, for her contributions to the U.S. space program and education system.

Hope Solo, keeper for the US Women's National Soccer Team, was a Girl Scout.

2013 Woman of Distinction, Cindy Kent, is Vice President and General Manager, Gastro/Urology Therapies at Medtronic. Having benefited from mentoring herself, Kent became a Girl Scout in her early twenties in order to guide girls who were interested in technical career fields.

2013 Woman of Distinction Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas is the Manager for Social Responsibility at the Mosaic Company and Manager of the Mosaic Company Foundation. She joined Girl Scouts as a Brownie and earned her Girl Scout Gold Award with a project focused on global hunger.

Former first lady, Nancy Reagan, was a Girl Scout

2013 Woman of Distinction, the Honorable Jacqueline Regis, feels responsible to support and enhance families in her position as a judge in Family Court. Growing up in a small Haitian town, she was proud to wear her uniform and participate in important activities that taught her about integrity and compassion, which she now shares with her two Girl Scout daughters.

Christa Mcauliffe, a Girl Scout Alumna and the first teacher in space, was tragically aboard the Challenger space shuttle when it exploded in 1986.

Christa McAuliffe - Teacher in Space

2013 Woman of Distinction, Lee Roper-Bakter, is the President and CEO of the Women's Foundation of Minnesota. She first experienced the support of a strong sisterhood in her Girl Scout troop, and the sense of empowerment they felt led them to take action on a local environmental concern. Now, Roper-Batker believes any girl has the capacity to make change in the world, and Girl Scouts helps girls do this by creating a sense of agency and activism.

Lynda Carter from tv's Wonder Woman was a Girl Scout

2013 Woman of Distinction Sabra Otteson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of J-C Press, a commercial printing company founded in 1859 in Owatonna, MN. Otteson grew up as a Girl Scout, was active for 10 years of her childhood and even led a troop of junior high girls before she had children.

2013 Woman of Distinction Sharonne Hayes, M.D. founded the Women's Heart Clinic at the Mayo Clinic and is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Mayo. Dr. Hayes has been a Girl Scout for as long as she can remember and credits her mother for her positive experience in scouting. She believes in the power of the Girl Scout sisterhood and knows all girls have the potential to be leaders who can make the world a better place through service.

2013 Woman of Distinction Susan Grafton is the Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Best Buy. Grafton’s experience in Girl Scouts was particularly meaningful, as her mother was a Girl Scout troop leader who balanced volunteer commitments with a career. Girl Scouting taught her many life skills and instilled the belief she has carried on throughout her career—have the confidence in yourself to achieve your dreams and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.