What do Hilary Clinton, Katie Couric, Vanessa Williams and Susan Lucci have in common? They were all Girl Scouts!
In celebration of the Girl Scouts of USA’s 100th anniversary (which is officially 3/12/12), the organization has partnered with King Features Syndicate to nationally distribute a print and online feature called “Girl Scout Greats.” Girl Scouts of the USA has a spectacular record at producing accomplished leaders. Some interesting stats include:
· 69% of female U.S. Senators were Girl Scouts
· 67% of female members of the House of Representatives were Girl Scouts
· 80% of female business owners were all once Girl Scouts.
Each day for the next year, newspapers and websites will be running a special profile that spotlights past Girl Scouts that have become accomplished women including the women mentioned above. Each profile includes a photo and brief statement explaining the impact that the Girl Scouts experience had on her personal and professional development.
KING FEATURES PARTNERS WITH GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA FOR ITS “YEAR OF THE GIRL” 100th ANNIVERSARY
Leading Syndicate to Distribute a Five-Days-A-Week “Girl Scout Greats” Feature Nationally to Newspapers and Websites Beginning March 12, 2012
New York –On March 12, 2012, the Girl Scouts of the USA is celebrating its 100th anniversary and will honor this historical occasion
by declaring its centennial as the “Year of the Girl” and launching ToGetHerThere, a cause campaign dedicated to narrowing the leadership gap between men and women in a single generation. Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with King Features Syndicate to nationally distribute a print and online feature called “Girl Scout Greats,” a five-days-a-week panel that will run for an entire year starting March 12.
Distributed by King Features to newspapers and websites, each panel includes a headshot photo of an accomplished woman who was a Girl Scout accompanied by a brief statement explaining the impact that the Girl Scouts experience had on her individual personal and professional development. Celebrity and notable women, as well as prominent, successful women from 112 local Girl Scout Councils throughout the United States, will be profiled in this yearlong feature. Girl Scouts of the USA has a spectacular record at producing accomplished leaders. Sixty-nine percent of female U.S. Senators, 67 percent of female members of the House of Representatives and 80 percent of female business owners were once Girl Scouts.
“We are honored to be a partner of such an iconic organization as the Girl Scouts of the USA during this momentous year, said T.R. “Rocky” Shepard III, president of King Features Syndicate. “The ‘Girl Scout Greats’ panel provides a powerful and inspirational message to women and men alike. We couldn’t think of a better messenger to deliver the Girl Scouts’ mission statement of instilling the ideals of ethics, community service and leadership than the daily newspaper.”
During the Girl Scouts’ “Year of the Girl” celebration, local Girl Scouts chapters nationwide will mix celebrations of the organization’s 100 years as the premier leadership experience for girls with efforts to create a sense of urgency around girls’ issues. These celebrations will include high-profile regional events, such as Rock the Mall in Washington, D.C.; the Garrison Training Center Centennial Camporee in Georgia; the State Fair of Texas; and the Girls World Forum in Illinois in concert with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). The centennial celebration will culminate in the State of Girls Summit in New York City one year after launch, in March 2013.
About the Girl Scouts of the USA
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U or visit www.girlscouts.org.
About King Features Syndicate
King Features Syndicate is a member of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication Group, which combines Hearst Corporation’s network partnerships, television programming activities, and newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing operations. King Features is the world’s premier distributor of comics, columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games, distributing in print and online some 150 features to nearly 5,000 newspapers and other outlets around the globe. It is one of the largest and most experienced organizations in merchandise licensing and entertainment. It represents some of the most recognizable global brands, including Popeye the Sailor Man, Olive Oyl and Betty Boop. For more information, please visit http://www.kingfeatures.com.
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