March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor women’s countless historic achievements and celebrate those who fought and continue to fight for women’s equality. To commemorate the occasion, Girls Scouts of the USA teamed up with Toddlewood to photograph Girl Scouts styled as iconic women in history. Channeling key figures like Amelia Earhart, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mae Jemison, these Girl Scouts posed for fun (and seriously adorable) tributes to women who have shaped the world we know today.
It’s more than fitting that the Girl Scouts would honor Women’s History Month in a big way, especially given how much the Girl Scouts have contributed to women’s history all on their own. The organization was founded more than a century ago by Juliet Gordon Low (who you’ll see represented in this photo shoot!), and it continues to empower girls and encourage them to be — as the Girl Scout Law states — "honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do.”
For this photo shoot, the Girl Scouts recruited 11 girls from local New York troops to play awesome women from the past and present who have made a difference. Take, for example, NASA mathematicians Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who were instrumental in the Space Race. In Girl Scout blog post about the project, a Girl Scout named Kennedy said of the mathematicians, “Without them, people might not be able to go to space. … Girls can be anything when they get older. I want to run my own company when I grow up!”
The Hidden Figures trio was just the start — checkout the rest of these Girl Scouts’ empowering photos:
Earhart was the first female pilot to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
The actress and comedian is one of the few EGOT winners.
Juliette Gordon Low
Low founded the Girl Scouts in 1912.
Rice was the first female African-American Secretary of State.
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker was an entrepreneur, civil rights activist, and one of the first female self-made millionaires in American history.
Clinton is a former Secretary of State, senator, and First Lady, as well as the first woman to be nominated for President of the United States by a major political party.
Ball was one of America's most popular female actors and comedians and was the first woman in U.S. history to run a major television studio.
Cruz was an incredibly popular Cuban American singer known as the "Queen of Salsa Music."
An engineer, physician, and astronaut, Jemison became the first African American woman in space in 1992.