GIFTED Star Mckenna Grace Becomes A Girl Scout11:49 PM
|"Gifted" star Mckenna Grace said, "I've always wanted to be a Girl Scout" during the ceremony where she joined the organization. During the celebration with girls from Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles she promised to make the world a better place and be a sister to every Girl Scout. To join, volunteer, or donate, visit www.girlscouts.org.|
Actress Mckenna Grace of Fox Searchlight Pictures' new film "Gifted" joined the ranks of proud Girl Scouts after being officially pinned a Girl Scout Junior by Lise Luttgens, CEO of Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles.
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In addition to promoting the value of adult role models, "Gifted" addresses many principles at the core of Girl Scouting, such as the importance of developing girls' soft skills to complement their academic knowledge.
In "Gifted," Mckenna Grace portrays Mary, a spirited child prodigy living in a coastal Florida town.
"It was fun to wear a Girl Scout uniform and play with the other girls on the set; I'm so excited to officially be a Girl Scout and have my own sash," Mckenna said. "The organization empowers girls to become leaders and try new things. It also gives girls awesome role models. My character in Gifted learned a lot from the grownups in her life, so it's important to me that other girls do, too. Role models can change girls' lives."Girl Scout data show that girls aren't the only ones who benefit from participating in Girl Scouts: 95 percent of Girl Scout volunteers are proud to make a positive difference in girls' lives.
"At Girl Scouts, we understand the importance of recognizing our amazing volunteers―not just during National Volunteer Month, but throughout the year," GSUSA interim CEO Sylvia Acevedo said. "Volunteers serve selflessly on the front lines of our organization, undertaking the ever-important work of teaching girls essential life skills through experiences in Girl Scouts—skills that will chart their course for success for a lifetime."To join, volunteer, or donate, please visit girlscouts.org.
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We're 2.7 million strong—1.9 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe girls can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts' founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit girlscouts.org.