Hilary Clinton was a member of Troop 316 in Park Ridge, Illinois.  She reminisces about how much she benefited from her years in Girl Scouts, starting out as a Brownie, becoming a Girl Scout, and progressing to Mariner Scout.

Hilary’s daughter Chelsea was also a Girl Scout and says that she “learned a few core lessons as a Brownie, one of those being the value of teamwork and everything that we girls can do when we work together.”

Many other Girl Scouts in the United States have become First Ladies or hold high ranking political office, including:

  • Nancy Reagan
  • Janet Reno
  • Laura Bush
  • Madeline Albright
  • Geraldine Ferraro
  • Dixie Lee Ray
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Patty Murray


Hillary Clinton Girl Scout

Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reyolds Girl Scout

Debbie Reynolds

Ellie Simmonds 2008 Olympic Parade

Ellie Simmonds


Lucille Ball

Margaret Cunneen SC

Margaret Cunneen SC

Elizabeth Elliott

Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM

Sally Ride Girl Scout

Sally Ride