Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri celebrates the diversity and achievements of our girls every day, but February offers a special opportunity to lift-up the accomplishments of Black Girl Scouts who are paving the way for girls everywhere with their innovation, strength and skills. Legacy Jackson, Sophia Boyd and Skylar Wilson are just three of the many Girl Scouts from eastern Missouri that are creating big waves in their communities and beyond!
Legacy Jackson, cadette
Legacy is a vivacious Girl Scout Cadette and, at just 11 years old, is a published author, a Girl Scout Bronze Award recipient, a Muny Kid, the founder of Little Legacies, a 501c3 community service organization for kids. During the pandemic, Jackson demonstrated that her ambitions couldn’t be quarantined and became CEO of Chasing A Legacy LLC, her very own business making custom t-shirts and masks.
In addition to these incredible accomplishments, Jackson has sent over 3,000 pairs of shoes to Africa, started a 1,000-book library for Annie Malone Children’s home, has partnered with over 75 organizations in the St. Louis Area, and is now working towards her Girl Scout Silver Award. This innovator won’t be slowing down anytime soon- she’s creating history today, tomorrow and for years to come!
“Today, I am excited that brown girls and girls of color, like me, are being openly celebrated…I am grateful to be able to play my part in history while making the world a better place.”
Jackson shows that girls can do anything they set their mind to, from founding a nonprofit and inspiring change in the community to starting a new business during a pandemic. This young change-maker serves as an inspiration for girls in eastern Missouri and beyond.
Sophia boyd, ambassador
Sophia Boyd has been exploring, learning and growing through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for 12 years. Now a Girl Scout Ambassador, Boyd serves as a Girl Board Member for Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, using the many interpersonal and critical thinking skills she’s developed to further the mission of the organization.
Boyd says that serving on the board for such an inspirational organization for girls everywhere has “increased my capacity of responsibility and understanding of the importance of nonprofit organizations and donation driven initiatives.”
Boyd plans to attend a 4-year university and major in Bioengineering, study abroad, become fluent in foreign languages and continue her studies toward a Master’s degree in Bioengineering. The sky is the limit for this trailblazer!
Skylar Wilson, Junior
Skylar Wilson is a Girl Scout Junior who has many interests, including soccer, piano and dancing. When she isn’t out exploring and building new skills with her Girl Scout sisters, she’s a busy entrepreneur running her own business Skylarlicious Naturals, an all-natural hair- and body-care line for kids!
Originally created to care for her own hair, Wilson and her mother quickly found many other families struggle to find products that would make caring for natural hair easier.
“Helping others find a solution to making Hair Time Fun Time was very important to me as I know how it feels when doing your natural hair is frustrating.”
Wilson has made an incredible impact with her creativity and problem-solving and continues to inspire others to go for their big dreams by telling others about her business, including guest speaking for other Girl Scout troops! This young Girl Scout is a go-getter through and through.
the power of black girl magic and the girl scout way
These three trailblazers embody Black Girl Magic and what it means to be a Girl Scout. They’re inspiring girls all through eastern Missouri and beyond with their big ideas, bold actions and passion for creating positive change in their communities. They’re big dreamers who, with their skills, creativity and confidence have turned those dreams into reality. We’re here to cheer these young change-makers on and can’t wait to see the big things they accomplish through the rest of their Girl Scout experience.
Join us in lifting-up voices of Black girls like Legacy, Sophia and Skylar all year long! Share your stories with us by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, send us a private message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s show the world—over and over again—what #BlackGirlMagic can do!