More than cookies: Girl Scouts embracing technology, change

Posted at 9:23 AM, Mar 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-12 09:24:25-04

The Girl Scouts of Western New York have more than 15,000 girls and about 7,000 adults participating in its program.

Over the years, the program has evolved to embrace changes in the world. In the 1980's, scouts were awarded floppy disk badges and now scouts can earn cybersecurity and coding badges. Scouts have also taken their cookie sales and transformed it into an ecommerce business, preparing them for the future of sales.

The Girl Scouts of WNY formed after four legacy troops in the area came together. The Niagara County chapter was incorporated in 1917.

The Girl Scouts offers the best all-girl, girl-led leadership development experience for girls in the world. The proof is in the results: according to the Girl Scouts, 80% of female technology leaders, 50% of female business owners and 90% of female astronauts in the United States were all Girl Scouts.

You can join girl scouts or sign up to volunteer at any time.