Sally Ride is a Stanford-educated astrophysicist. In 1983 she became the first American woman to fly in space after going into orbit aboard the Challenger.

Ride reflected true Girl Guide/ Scout  value:

Courageous, Charismatic, Confident, Curious

After her years working for NASA, Sally co-founded a Girl Scouts mentorship program called Camp CEO.

Many American astronauts have a background in Guiding, including:

  • Rhea Seddon
  • Jan Davis
  • Mae Jemison
  • Kathryn Sullivan


Sally Ride Girl Scout

Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reyolds Girl Scout

Debbie Reynolds

Ellie Simmonds 2008 Olympic Parade

Ellie Simmonds

Hillary Clinton Girl Scout

Hilary Clinton


Lucille Ball

Margaret Cunneen SC

Margaret Cunneen SC

Elizabeth Elliott

Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM