San Diego Girl Scouts.
Southwest Airlines is committed to the communities we serve. Our Employees are part of these communities, and they take pride in helping transform lives by volunteering at organizations whose mission is close to their hearts. One of the organizations we are thrilled to support is Girl Scouts San Diego who is celebrating 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence and character.
We invite you to learn more about the organization’s impressive history and impact and how you can join in furthering their mission.
San Diego Girl Scouts Begin a New Century
Girl Scouts San Diego is celebrating 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization now serves more than 35,000 local girl and adult members. Their history and impact is impressive; eighty percent of women business owners in the U.S. were Girl Scouts. So were 75 percent of female senators, every female secretary of state, and nearly all the 40 women astronauts.
It is partnerships like the one we have with Southwest Airlines that allows us to create and achieve so many innovative programs. The exciting new Operation Wing Scout program, made possible by Southwest Airlines, will inspire Girl Scouts to explore careers in aviation. In addition, Southwest Airlines’ generous support will enable teen and adult delegates to attend the national Girl Scout convention in Columbus, Ohio.
Carol Dedrich, CEO
Girl Scouts San Diego
What Girl Scouts Stands For
At Girl Scouts of the USA, a commitment to inclusivity is part of our DNA. We were founded by Juliette Gordon Low, a daring and courageous woman who was not afraid to break the mold. She plainly stated that Girl Scouts was to be a movement “for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world.”
For more than 100 years, we have lived up to these words and carried forward the legacy of openness, inclusion, and unity that Juliette Low handed down to us. We have actively embraced all girls and are reflective of American society. Through turbulent and troubled times, through wars and economic depressions, and through periods of peace and prosperity, we have always served girls in every walk of life, without regard to their race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, economic standing, orientation, country of birth or family history.
Girl Scouts has truly been, and will always be, a movement for ALL girls – a place where girls can, must and will feel safe to explore their potential, learn new skills, make lifelong friends and tap into their potential for the leadership that our world so desperately needs. In today’s environment, some of our girls may be experiencing certain pressures and anxieties; they may feel unsure, confused or even threatened.
Girl Scouts of the USA is here for them. Our role is to support and encourage every girl, not insert ourselves into her spirituality, question her birthplace or family’s country of origin or concern ourselves with her economic status.
We stand for inclusivity. We stand for unity, patriotism and a commitment to the country we all share. We stand for the skills and resources that girls need to discover their talents and gain the courage, confidence and character they need to be leaders. We stand for being honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, and courageous and strong. We stand for sisterhood. And we stand for making the world a better place, one girl at a time.
Girl Scouts continues to be a home for girls from all walks of life. The world can be frightening and confusing. We continually rededicate ourselves to the values of our promise and law and work day in and day out to make sure every girl feels included and welcome. We are aligned to make our world a reflection of Juliette Gordon Low’s dream from so long ago—one where we come together, celebrate our common bonds, champion our unique heritage and shared history and make the world a better place.
Sylvia Acevedo, Interim CEO
Girl Scouts of the USA
First troop west of the Rockies — Girl Scout Troop 1 was formed in Coronado in 1917.
You Can be a Pilot workshop — A Girl Scout becomes a “G.I.R.L.” (Go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader) through programs focusing on STEM, the outdoors, life skills, entrepreneurship and civic engagement.
Girl Scout Gold Awardees — Just five percent of Girl Scouts earn the organization’s highest award for excellence and leadership.