The Girl Scouts of the USA prides itself on building girls of courage, confidence, and character, and makes the world a better place. Most importantly Girl Scouts is for girls of all backgrounds, said Mary C. Hartfield, Director of Community and Corporate Collaborations for Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore.
“They need to know that this organization is for all girls, and parents need to know the benefits of their girl being a part of this organization,” Hartfield said.
A new Urban Initiative is aimed at getting more inner-city girls and minorities, previously not exposed to Girl Scouts, involved in the program.
"The girls are confident about wanting to lead, but sometimes situations at home distract them from being that leader or taking on that role," Hartfield said. "They are confident leaders that are ready to conquer the world, but are not always given that opportunity. "