Scout's Honor: Celebrity Moms Who Used to Be Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts has proclaimed this the “Year of the Girl,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts organization by Juliette Gordon Low.

While many are celebrating by gobbling up boxes of those incredibly delicious cookies (or “Suburan Kryptonite” … or whatever you want to call them), we’re celebrating by taking a look at 10 celebrity moms who got their starts selling cookies and earning badges, just like millions of American girls throughout the years!

Take a look at these celeb former Scouts after the jump!

  • Katie Couric 1 of 10
    Katie Couric
    The ABC Good Morning America star recently wrote on her blog about her "years of enthusiasm" for Scouting and how much she loved being a Girl Scout. She was even asked to deliver the keynote speech at their annual convention in Houston this past November.
  • Susan Lucci 2 of 10
    Susan Lucci
    This soap star famous for her role as Erica Kane in All My Children got her acting start in the leading role for her Girl Scout troop's play. She writes in her book, All My Life "I had no idea how the troop leaders knew that I wanted to be an actress more than anything else in the world, but I sure was glad they sought me out and that they thought I could do it."
  • Hillary Clinton 3 of 10
    Hillary Clinton
    The 67th first lady was a Girl Scout throughout her childhood and early teenage years. She even occasionally wore her Scout uniform to school in the 9th grade! Hilary's daughter, Chelsea, followed in her mom's footsteps as a Girl Scout throughout her childhood as well.
  • Mariah Carey 4 of 10
    Mariah Carey
    It's hard to believe this pop diva was once a little girl going door to door selling Girl Scout cookies! We wonder if little Monroe will follow in her footsteps ...
  • Barbara Walters 5 of 10
    Barbara Walters
    This interview extraordinaire got her start as an American leader just like so many other girls in the U.S. — as a Girl Scout!
  • Martha Stewart 6 of 10
    Martha Stewart
    Before flower arrangements and cooking up other "good things," Martha Stewart got her start selling cookies and earning badges. Somehow we're guessing she'd sewed all her patches on herself ...
  • Sheryl Crow 7 of 10
    Sheryl Crow
    This country music star was the all-American girl during her younger years in Missouri. Along with exploring her musical talents, she ran All-State track, was a member of the National Honor Society, was crowned the local "Paperdoll Queen," and of course, was a Girl Scout!
  • Mary Tyler Moore 8 of 10
    Mary Tyler Moore
    When Mary Tyler Moore was a Girl Scout in the 1940s troops were focused on World War II efforts and post-war relief projects such as sending clothing overseas to war victims.
  • Lynda Carter 9 of 10
    Lynda Carter
    Actress Lynda Carter was pretty cool when she was growing up. Not only was she a Girl Scout, but she also played in a band called "Just Us" as an early teenager.
  • Candice Bergen 10 of 10
    Candice Bergen
    Back when Candice Bergen was a child and known best as "Charlie McCarthy's sister" (due to her father, Edgar Bergen's, famous ventriloquist act with a dummy named Charlie), Candice spent her free time Scouting and selling cookies.


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