In the past, Girl Scouts has encouraged programs that introduce girls to a variety of career fields, like medicine or law. Several of these careers have been made into exploratory patches where girls can learn more about the career and see if it is something they might be interested in. In the Boy Scouts of America’s Aviation patch, they even encourage scouts to fly in a small aircraft as a part of the badge requirements. On the other hand, Girl Scouts has guidelines prohibiting the use of privately owned aircraft in affiliation with Girl Scouts for any purpose, including privately owned aircraft.
This inspired me to create a petition that advocates for the National Board of the Girl Scouts of the USA to change the safety checkpoints and allow girls to fly in a small aircraft (like the Boy Scouts of America) and create an aviation-themed badge series for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors incorporating key components of the now-retired Girl Scout Wing Scouts program.
The petition link is below! Any support is appreciated.