Famous Girl Scouts

Famous Girl Scouts, Despite recent negative headlines, the Girl Scouts of the USA celebrates its 100th birthday of building character, selling cookies and grooming future politicians, celebrities, athletes and academics. Guess which stars of today were past scouts.

Little Miss Sunshine Abigail Breslin, This child actress earned an Oscar nomination for her role in an unconventional comedy and lent her voice to a 2012 Oscar-winning animated film. Little Miss Sunshine Los Angeles, CA,
A former first lady Laura Bush, She served as the organization’s honorary leader — it's a first lady tradition — but was also a member growing up in West Texas. Laura Bush + black history museum + Smithsonian,
5 Grammy Awards Mariah Carey, For the past two decades, she has dominated pop charts with her ballads and famous whistle register.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, This highest-ranking cabinet member swore the Girl Scouts promise in her Illinois hometown, long before attending one of the Seven Sisters and an Ivy League law school, then marrying a future president. Chelsea Clinton girl scouts,
+First female space shuttle commander Lt Col Eileen Collins, The now-retired astronaut (her first mission is NASA STS-63) joined the scouts in her Northeastern hometown. Susan Helms + International Space Station,
+Female prime-time news anchor Katie Couric, This writer and former host of NBC and CBS shows declared, "All I need to know I learned from the Girl Scout law."
+First female U.S. Supreme Court Sandra Day O'Connor, She was a scout during her West Texas childhood and was appointed to the Supreme Court by the nation’s 40th president.
"I Am Sam" Dakota Fanning, This acclaimed young actress joined the San Fernando Valley Council after filming one of her 2005 roles. San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council,
+U.S. senator Texas Kay Bailey Hutchison, The senator (and mother of a Brownie) coauthored a book that gave proceeds to the Girl Scouts. Hutchison + only woman elected to represent Texas in the Senate,
First African-American woman in space Mae Jemison, She helped break the interstellar color barrier when she lifted off in 1992 and is gearing up to return to space soon. 100-Year Starship Project, Star Trek: The Exhibition Girl Scout Badge + Mae Jemison,
+Greatest female athlete of the 20th century Jackie Joyner-Kersee, She's a retired Olympic gold-medal-winning "great". Jackie Joyner-Kersee + gold medal + heptathlon + long jump,
U.S. Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano, President Obama's secretary of Homeland Security (and former governor of this state) helped establish a scout badge in 2009. Girl Scout preparedness patch,
Grammy + Best Classical Vocal Jessye Norman, This opera diva is an honorary lifetime member of the Girl Scouts who has been known to sell as many as 2,000 boxes of cookies a year. “Stand Up and Sing!” Jessye Norman,
Leader of "Just Say No" campaign Nancy Reagan, She was an honorary scout leader when her husband was president and helped scouts usher in an anti-drug-abuse campaign in the 1980s. +Anne Frances "Nancy" Robbins,
The original Velma Kelly Chita Rivera, This two-time Tony-winning Broadway actress made it big on stage in "West Side Story," originated the role of Velma Kelly and was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. Kennedy Center Honor award, Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” + Chita Rivera,
Cult comedy actresses Amy Sedaris, The campy comedienne behind "Strangers With Candy" claims she could always be found in her Girl Scout uniform when she was growing up in her Southern stomping grounds. She shows her continued love of crafts in her book, "Simple Times."
+Founder of Ms. magazine Gloria Steinem, She's one of the country's most recognized feminist activists, having co-founded Ms., as well as such organizations as the Women's Media Center. Oprah to interview Gloria Steinem March 25,
Omnimedia crafting maven Martha Stewart, This multi-media mogul has probably earned every badge there is. She's known for elevating crafting to new heights, putting her brand on everything from glitter to bone folders.
Billboard 2011 Woman of the Year Taylor Swift, She's idolized by young music lovers around the world, thanks to such pop country hits as "You Belong With Me" and "Mean." Taylor Swift + date with cancer patient,
Former editor of Essence Magazine Susan L. Taylor, She ran Essence for two decades, helping to propel the styles and perspectives of African-American women into the mainstream. She served as a Girl Scouts National Board member. National CARES Mentoring Movement,
Three-time Olympic gold medalist women's tennis Venus Williams, The tennis champ spoke to scouts at a recent awards luncheon and hosted a private event just for Girl Scouts when her inspirational book, "Come To Win," debuted. Real Girls Real Women Awards Luncheon, Venus Williams + 40th Family Circle Cup,
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