Wausau, WI- United Way of Marathon County celebrates National Girl Scout Day on March 12 in partnership with Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. In 2019, they served more than 1200 girls through three Reaching Out programs, Community Connect, Shine and New Visions Bringing, programs directly to girls at their school or community organization eliminated financial, language and transportation barriers to participation. In addition, they registered 499 of those girls opening the door to additional camp, program and troop opportunities.
In Reaching Out, girls learn about self-esteem, financial literacy, bullying/friendship, positive body image, healthy/unhealthy relationships, coping skills and much more. United Way is focused on education and improving academic performance and career readiness. Through our partnership, Girl Scouts offers a valuable investment in the youth of this community.
Girl Scouts of America began on March 12, 1912, when founder Juliette Gordon Low brought the first group of girls together in Savannah, Georgia.
Girls who participated in the Reaching Out programs said,
“I don’t want Girl Scouts to end!”
“I love coming here and learning life hacks and being able to be me!”
“Who am I going to tell all my stories to now?”
“This is so fun!”
United Way of Marathon County’s mission is to unite people and organizations in Marathon County to build a stronger community and strategically invest in education, financial stability and health priorities to improve lives now and into the future. It began in 1930 and has been a staple of the community expanding to include four coalitions and more than 24 funded partners that are invested in the education, financial stability and health of our community.