In an inspiring Women's History Month photo shoot, these Girl Scouts posed as historic heroines such as Amelia Earhart and current-day icons like Whoopi Goldberg.

By Libby Ryan
March 10, 2017

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America saluted Women's History Month by letting some young scouts step into the shoes of the most influential women in history.

The 11 Girl Scouts involved dressed as important artists, scientists, politicians, and pioneers from the past and present to pull off an epic photo shoot. Girl Scout heroines included avian adventurers such as Amelia Earhart and Mae Jemison, comic legends like Lucille Ball and Whoopi Goldberg, and more amazing women who broke boundaries in their fields.

Check out how excited the girls were to transform into these historic trailblazers for the day:

Scout Daisy Kennedy made up one part of the NASA trio featured in the stunning movie Hidden Figures (Katharine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson) and was thrilled to recreate the movie poster, saying in a blog post, “Without them, people might not be able to go to space.”

We can't wait to see the groundbreaking things these next-generation ladies do with their lives. See all the amazing looks from the photoshoot below, full of inspiring role models for girls and women of all ages.

Credit: Left: Toddlewood; Right: Courtesy 20th Century Fox

Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson

NASA's "human computers" assisted the first American space explorations during the space race. (These three women's stories were recently brought to light in the movie Hidden Figures.)

Credit: Left: Toddlewood; Right:  Wide World Photos, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Amelia Earhart

Breaking record after record, Amelia Earhart became the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932.

Credit: Left: Toddlewood; Right: Department of State, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Condoleezza Rice

Former Secretary of State Rice is a political scientist and diplomat who served on the National Security Council and promoted democracy in the Middle East.

Credit: Left: Toddlewood; Right: Chris Polk/Getty Images

Celia Cruz

Known as the "Queen of Salsa," this Cuban singer made 23 certified Gold albums and received the National Medal of Arts, dominating the Latin music scene from 1940 until the 2000s.

Credit: Left: Toddlewood, Right: NASA, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Mae Jemison

The engineer and physician became the first African-American woman in space in 1992.

Credit: Left: Toddlewood; Right: Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock

Whoopi Goldberg

The EGOT-winning actress and comedian is one of only a few performers to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards.

Credit: Left: Toddlewood; Right: Department of State, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Hillary Clinton

The former Senator, First Lady and Secretary of State worked to create international nuclear agreements, reform public schools, and advance women's rights in the U.S. and abroad.

Credit: Left: Toddlewood; Right: Scurlock Studio, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Madam CJ Walker

The most successful female entrepreneur of the late 1800s (known as the first self-made woman millionaire in America), Walker used her business to advocate for the African-American community and the arts.

Credit: Left:Toddlewood; Right: Weegee (Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

Lucille Ball

The star of the TV classic "I Love Lucy" also was the first woman to run a major television studio.

Credit: Left: Toddlewood; Right: Underwood and Underwood, New York, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Juliette Gordon Low

In 1912, Low founded a troup of Girl Guides in Savannah, Geogia, which later became the Girl Scouts.

The photo project is an incredible tribute to the women who dedicated their lives to crafting their own unique paths, and a wonderful opportunity for the scouts involved to spend time learning about women who have changed the world in science, business, politics, and the arts.

“Girls can be anything when they get older," Kennedy said during the photoshoot, standing among her friends dressed as historic trailblazing women. "I want to run my own company when I grow up!”


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