Our Cicero office turned into an art gallery on August 30th—hanging in the hallways of Girl Scouts of NYPENN headquarters were some amazing works completed by our art contest winners.

Some have shared the pieces on social media, remarking on their beautiful execution—others have even commented that one painting should be turned into a Girl Scout patch. I’ll let you decide.


The winners were given a 16 by 20 canvas, five colors of paint (red, blue, yellow, black, and white), and two brushes.

One of the girls (left above) described her piece, telling us, it represents “the kindness, the beauty, the power we have.” On the painting was a profound quote everyone—not just Girl Scouts—should carry with them as we walk through this world:

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow and we are its makers.”

-Juliette Gordon Low

The quote reads like a rallying cry, directed at all peoples to carry their best selves forward. The quote is from How Girl Scouts Can Help Their Countrywhich you can read in its entirety (for free).

What thought these girls have put into their projects. They’ve made quite an impression, (which is what all good art should do). Keep it up!

Have something you’d like featured on our blog, tell us about it! Want to share an op-ed about the day-in-the-life of a volunteer? Or perhaps you have an idea for a piece you’d like to see on this page? Send submissions/pitches/ideas to me (Natalie Shoemaker) at nshoemaker@gsnypenn.org

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