September Feminist Friday Speaker | Dr. Angela High-Pippert
"Beyond Thin Mints: Girl Scouts and the Leadership Development of Girls"
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Luann Dummer Center for Women:(O’Shaughnessy Educational Center, Room 103) University of St. Thomas : Campus Maps : Saint Paul
Angela High-Pippert - Associate Professor of Political Science, Associated Faculty in Women's Studies, Girl Scout Leader for 12 years
Girl Scouts of the USA is the largest organization for girls in the world, with 2.8 million members and more than 50 million American women as alumnae since the first troop was organized in 1912. Although the organization’s mission statement has evolved over the years, Girl Scouts has always been focused on training girls to be responsible and resourceful citizens, and, for the past ten years, there has been a renewed focus on leadership development and the empowerment of girls. Through content analysis of the National Leadership Journey books for each program level of Girl Scouting, I explore three specific themes that are emphasized in this new curriculum: being powerful, taking action, and being part of a movement. Since National Leadership Journey books are now part of the Girl Scout experience from elementary to high school, these messages concerning leadership development could have an impact on millions of girls across the United States.
Cost: Free and open to the public