Girl Scouts can do it all!

Bakersfield Girl Scout Troop made a video to tell their story to their peers.

Troop 2718 from Bakersfield let their creative sides out when they made a video about Girl Scouts! Ande, Ryan, Shaina, Sierra and Vanessa from Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2718 thought up the theme, drafted the script, and starred in the short video. The video was part of their MEdia Cadette Journey,* where the girls learn how they can use their own stories to shape media—for themselves, their community and the world.

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The idea behind the video was to show other girls their age that you can be in sports, acting, and other activities while also being a Girl Scout.  Troop leader Julie Moore stated, “They came up with idea because as they have become older in Girl Scouts, a lot of their friends and peers think that Girl Scouts are nerdy.  As we talked about the perceptions of girls in the media and how they feel about them, they decided they wanted to address the perceptions about Girl Scouts and show they can be cool, normal girls in the community.”

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The Troop started working on the project last August, and filmed when they could.  Richie Velasquez, Digital Media Director, at Woodward West/Woodward U donated his time to help with the filming and editing.

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“When I saw the video they put together it brought me to tears. What an amazing message these girls told in the video. They showed other girls that you can do it all while being a Girl Scout. We couldn’t be more proud of Troop 2718. They truly embody what Girl Scouting is all about,” stated Girl Scouts of Central California South CEO Cathy Ferguson.

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Troop 2718 is very active not only in Girl Scouts but also outside of Girl Scouting. Girls from the Troop are involved in their school student body councils, four girls have straight A’s, they are in sports, and two sets of girls in Troop 2718 are working towards their Girl Scout Silver Award. Going for this Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives each girl a chance to show that she is are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving her community.

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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Central California South is the premier girl organization that produces quality leaders who ensure hope for the future. The goal of Girl Scouting is to assist girls in developing leadership skills by helping them Discover, Connect and Take Action in their communities. Membership registration for the 2012-2013 year is currently underway. If you are interested in getting involved with Girl Scouts of Central California South please click here.

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*  On every Leadership Journey, everything girls do—whether it’s performing science experiments, creating art projects, cooking simple meals, or learning to protect the planet’s water supply—is aimed at giving them the benefits of the Girl Scout “Keys to Leadership”: Discover, Connect, Take Action.