New Vision of Girl Scout Leadership Brought to Life in Baldo Comic Strip


December 15, 2006

Michelle Tompkins
Girl Scouts of the USA
(212) 852-5074, mtompkins@girlscouts.org

NEW YORK – Girl Scouts got top billing in the nationally syndicated comic strip Baldo this summer when the strip's storyline had Baldo's little sister, Gracie, a girl bent on making the world a better place, chronicle all the great things she wants to accomplish in her lifetime.

The strip, which ran on August 27, is reprinted below (view enlarged version):

BALDO © 2006 Baldo Partnership. Dist. by UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. Find out more information about reprints.

About Baldo
Baldo is seen in more than 200 newspapers around the nation, including The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and The Philadelphia Inquirer. The comic's lead character is on an eternal quest to be cool—and have the best wheels in town. Little sis Gracie is smart beyond her years and wants to be a doctor, scientist, president and ruler of the universe—maybe all at the same time. She's known to yell "Chica Power!" The strip is written by Hector Cantu, an editor at Quick, The Dallas Morning News tabloid for young readers, and drawn by Carlos Castellanos, an illustrator living in West Palm Beach, Fla.

About Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent organization for and leading authority on girls with 3.7 million girl and adult members. Now in its 94th year, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization strives to serve girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girls Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to the Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.