Hammock Coast Edition March/April 2022

www. Char l es tonWomenPodcas t . com | www. ReadCW. com | www. I ns tagram. com /Char l es tonWomen Most people know Girl Scouts as the purveyors of delicious cookies. And they are. But there’s a whole lot more going on behind that box of delicious treats. “We are a leadership development organization,” explained Diane Flanagan, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina. “People think we’re doing crafts and selling cookies. They don’t realize all of the other activities the girls are involved in and how they grow and mature and become so confident through Girl Scouts.” One of the ways the girls grow, Flanagan said, is by learning to lead. “Everything is girl-led. It’s not the leaders telling them what they’re going to do. The girls decide what they want BY CHR I ST I NE STEELE Girl Power! CEOs inTraining: The Girl Scouts are Building the Leaders of Tomorrow