Girl Scouts of the USA is most commonly known for its signature cookies, but the century-old organization plays a unique role in American politics that often goes unnoticed.
More than half of the women serving in Congress, for example, are former Girl Scouts. And Sylvia Acevedo, the organization’s CEO, says she regularly learns of Girl Scouts who see injustice or an opportunity to make positive change in their community, and then write letters to their mayor, lobby their state representatives, and sometimes even help change the law.
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