Girl Scouts Honor Women Icons in This Adorably Kickass Photo Series

Girl Scouts as Hidden Figures

Women's History Month is a wonderful time to honor those female icons who have paved the way for future generations. To pay them homage, the Girl Scouts brought almost a dozen amazing women pioneers to life for an empowering (and adorable) photo shoot. Their representing these role models reminds us all of the power we possess to make the world a better place.


"To celebrate Women's History Month, we wanted to do something more than just talk to girls about all of the amazing women who have shattered ceilings and created change -- we gave girls the opportunity to become these women for a day," Andrea Bastiani Archibald, PhD, chief girl and parent expert at Girl Scouts of the USA, tells CafeMom. "Many of the women they portrayed were also Girl Scouts, where they were encouraged to practice leadership and step outside of their comfort zones -- undoubtedly contributing to their success."

Eleven young ladies had the opportunity to be styled as these inspiring leaders from past and present day. Not only do the tweens look fantastic, but they also had a chance to gain a deeper understanding of how women change history.

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"The Girl Scouts didn't just dress up as these iconic women, but stepped into their shoes for a day," Bastiani Archibald explains. "Each girl learned about the woman they portrayed, and were eager to share their achievements with the others. In addition to having fun, the girls were inspired to exude the confidence and leadership each of these notable women has shown -- they all walked out of the shoot a little taller and more sure of themselves and their own strength."

On the Girl Scouts' blog, scout Daisy Kennedy shared that she was awed by all the mathematical and scientific feats accomplished by the NASA mathematicians Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who were portrayed in the film Hidden Figures. (Pictured above.)

"Without them, people might not be able to go to space," Kennedy was quoted as saying, adding, "Girls can be anything when they get older. I want to run my own company when I grow up!"

Girl Scout Brianna transformed into Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.

"Without Juliette, we wouldn't have Girl Scouts at all," she said, according to the Girls Scouts' blog. 

Girl Scouts as icons

Fellow scout Imani morphed into Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state, for this patriotic picture.

Girl Scouts for women's history month

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How adorable does this scout look as funny lady and comedy legend Lucille Ball? Her makeup is perfect! 

Girl Scouts dress up as women icons

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Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space, was brought to life by this scout.

Girl Scouts as female icons

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Speaking of revolutionary travel, what an honor to represent Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Girl Scouts dressed as icons for women's history month
Known for her voice and style, Cuban-American singer Celia Cruz must have been an exciting woman to represent, and clearly, this young scout channeled her electrifying spirit. 

Girl Scouts as icons from women's history

What a wonderful way to get young women excited not only about history, but also about their own potential as leaders and innovators. Bastiani Archibald says the reaction to the project has been very positive.

"Women's history is something that should be celebrated and shared with both girls and boys, all year round," Bastiani Archibald notes. "We hope that this photo shoot inspires parents, caregivers, educators, and all those who care about youth to integrate women's history into large and small moments they have with children and adolescents. Dressing up enables a fun and playful way to make women's history tangible and understandable for young children."

We couldn't agree more.

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