These Girl Scouts Play Dress Up In the Best Way for Women's History Month

From MAKERS Hillary Clinton and Mae Jemison, to NASA human computers Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, a group of Girl Scouts from the New York area were chosen from a pool of more than 300 applicants to be "physically and mentally transformed" into iconic female history makers.

The project, which was a partnership between Girl Scouts of the USA and Toddlewood.com creator and photographer Tricia Messeroux, encourages girls to "never hesitate to reach for the stars" in honor of Women's History Month.

Scroll through the images below to see just some of the many beautiful photographs:

 

Celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth with us as real Girl Scouts channel the greatest icons, inspirations, and legends of all time. Juliette Gordon Low, or “Daisy,” as she was known, descended from a long line of strong and independent women. Juliette was a sensitive, curious, and adventurous girl known for her sense of humor, compassion, and concern for others. She was interested in athletics, the arts, animals, and nature—attributes that would one day become central to the Girl Scout Movement. A meeting in 1912 with Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts, inspired Juliette to establish Girl Scouts, the first leadership organization for girls and young women in the United States, that same year. Telephoning a cousin from her home, she announced, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" From that first gathering of a small troop of 18 culturally and ethnically diverse girls, Juliette broke the conventions of the time—reaching across class, cultural, and ethnic boundaries to ensure all girls, including those with so-called disabilities, had a place to grow and develop their leadership skills. She led Girl Scouts with passion and determination—ensuring it was, and always would be, an experience that was “girl led.” Special thanks to Girl Scout Brianna for her heartfelt depiction of Juliette. Tap the link in our bio for some behind-the-scenes footage on this transformation + other exciting icons we will be featuring this month! #JulietteGordonLow #JGL #womenshistory #gogetters #innovators #risktakers #leaders #LikeAGirlScout

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Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson are the real-life go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders of Hidden Figures, the story of the African American women mathematicians behind some of NASA’s greatest victories. • Katherine Johnson began working in aeronautics as a "human computer" in 1952, and after the formation of NASA, she performed the calculations that sent astronauts into orbit in the early 1960s and to the moon in 1969. Johnson was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 for pioneering the advancement of African American women in STEM • Dorothy Vaughan became the first African American supervisor at NASA. Vaughan worked with leading computer operators and engineers, becoming an expert in the FORTRAN programming coding language. These skills helped her earn a place with the Scout Launch Vehicle Program, one of the country’s most successful launch vehicles, capable of sending 385-pound satellites into orbit. • Mary Jackson’s skills at math and science propelled the young mathematician/engineer to groundbreaking roles at NASA during the Space Age. Throughout her 30 year career, this go-getter challenged discrimination in the workplace and helped other women and minorities secure promotions and career advancement. Outside of NASA, Jackson dedicated over 20 years to leading Girl Scout troops in her community. She felt it was her responsibility to expand their understanding of what was possible in their lives. • Special thanks to Girl Scouts Troy, Sydney, and Bella for their heartfelt depictions of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. Tap link in bio for some behind-the-scenes footage of this transformation! #WomensHistoryMonth #HiddenFigures #GirlScoutsRock

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See how dressing up as these iconic figures plays an important role in the Girl Scouts' understanding of history in the video player below:

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