When Juliette Gordon Low founded the first Girl Scout troop in 1912, she envisioned that all girls regardless of race, class, or situation, would have the opportunity to better themselves, their circumstances, and their communities.
Over 100 years later that vision continues.
Through our Outreach Program, Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri employs 20 Outreach Program Leaders to provide the Girl Scout experience to girls in 24 schools located in Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS school districts.
Did you know:
- Over 100,000 girls have benefitted from the Girl Scout Outreach Program in its 20+ year history.
- In the 2013-2014 program year, we served 1,116 girls at 24 elementary schools in the greater Kansas City area.
- The 24 participating elementary schools had an average 90% of children receiving free/reduced lunch.
- In 2013 50% of Girl Scouts in the Outreach Program were African-American and 29% were Hispanic.
- 1,700 markers, 250 tubes of glue and 2,250 sheets of construction paper are used in the Outreach Program in one year.
- Girl Scouts in the Outreach Program earned 25 different patches in the Daisy, Brownie and Junior Journey curriculum.
- Outreach Program Leaders are known for having trunks full of Girl Scout supplies.
- The Program Leader uniform is a Girl Scout shirt, jeans and tennis shoes.
- 5 of our Program Leaders are bilingual.
Learn more about our Outreach Program and watch the video below!
We’re looking for volunteers to assist in all areas of our Outreach Program. Contact Julia Loyd at JuliaLoyd@gsksmo.org to get involved today!
“I have been a Girl Scout since I was 5 (a Daisy), and I would like to say that I think without Girl Scouts I would not be where I am today. I think I would not get good grades, I don’t think I would do as well in school, and I don’t think I would get along with others as well as I do.”
– Destiny, age 12