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Speeches

I joined Girl Scouts when I was eleven, at my church in Milwaukee, Wis. This great circle of friends opened wide, welcomed me, and loved me for the girl that I was—and for the leader I could become…Girl Scouting helped me understand that I was a young girl who mattered, not only to God, but also to my community. The Servant Leadership we must provide to girls starts by telling them…"Young lady, you matter—and don't let anybody in this world tell you that you don't."

—Connie L. Lindsey

Our girls are right to believe in their ideas and they are right to believe in themselves. We will show every girl, of every heritage—and our world—why our Movement remains the best place to transform a girl's best ideas and aspirations into the powerful, purposeful reality of her life.

—Connie L. Lindsey

We embrace the opportunity to prepare every girl with leadership skills, because women will be this century's new majority. We empower our girls to lead at every moment, everywhere.

—Connie L. Lindsey