With Halloween fast approaching, we’re sure that your Girl Scout has already started thinking about what she wants to dress up as! Well, we’re here to give you some additional ideas to throw into the mix – because your girl is one of courage, confidence, and character and she needs you to make sure that she knows all her options to show those characteristics on Halloween, and EVERY day of the year!
If she’s thinking about being a zoologist…
In 1960, Jane Goodall set out to study the chimpanzee community in Tanzania. When Jane was only in her 20s, she was doing research that many scientists didn’t think was possible and doing it without a formal college education. Her major finding was that chimpanzees are capable of rational thought and emotions like humans. Today Jane is 82 and still fighting and standing up for the primates that she has grown and taught others to love.
“The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves” – Jane Goodall.
If she’s thinking about being an artist…
One of the most famous Mexican painters, Frida Kahlo is best known for her self-portraits. She was a brave woman who was met with many health challenges, always painting her way through them and using art to bring her joy and tell her story. More than 50 years later, her paintings continue to inspire and inform.
“I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” – Frida Kahlo
If she’s thinking about being a race car driver…
Danica has been a professional race car driver since 2005 when she was just 23 years old. She is the most successful woman in the history of open-wheel racing and is the only woman to win an IndyCar Series Race. Today Danica competes in NASCAR races. You have a chance to meet and talk to Danica on Oct. 15 at Girl Scout Day at Kansas Speedway!
“Find what you enjoy – whether it’s racing, flying a helicopter, being a doctor, or stitching clothes together. Once you’ve done that, you have the passion you need.” –Danica Patrick
If she’s thinking about being a ballerina…
Misty Copeland is one of the most revered dancers of her generation. She started taking ballet classes at the Boys and Girls Club she attended when she was 13. Her teacher at the club noticed that Misty was a natural when it came to performing choreographed movement and dancing en pointe after minimal training. In 2015 she became the first African-American woman appointed principal with the American Ballet Theatre, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States.
“The path to your success is not as fixed and inflexible as you think.” –Misty Copeland
If she’s thinking about being a princess/queen…
When she assumed the throne in 1558, she was only 25 years old and unmarried which was very uncommon at that time. Her coming to rule is a fascinating story. Queen Elizabeth spoke 5 languages when few women were even taught to read and led a nation when men were considered superior. Her reign is known as the “Golden Age,” a time that saw the birth of Shakespeare, the defeat of the Spanish Armada and England’s emergence as a world power.
“A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.” –Queen Elizabeth I
Looking for more great costume ideas? Check out A Mighty Girl’s Girl Empowerment Halloween Costume Guide!