In 2016, Dame Scout Founder, Jackie Raudabaugh, began reflecting on friendships as an adult.
Often times it is hard to maintain the friendships we once knew and making new friends as an adult can feel challenging to say the least. When looking back at a lifetime of friendships, Jackie thought fondly of the time she was in scouts growing up. Throughout the years the scouting experience allowed her to develop deep connections to friends old and new, gain skills, and have amazing experiences.
She began to wonder...why couldn't the essence of scouting get replicated into adulthood?
As usual, she reached out to two of her ride-or-die friends who often went along with her crazy ideas and they were so excited to come over and get this party started.
The first meeting of Dame Scouts happened in 2016 and continued monthly until the pandemic put a stop to things. With the world shut down, the meetings stopped and Jackie put her full attention into her business, The Posh Shop Co. However, Dame Scouts never left her mind and she kept thinking about how to replicate Dame Scouts in an online forum that could bring ALL women together. Finally, this new form of Dame Scouts came to her: A subscription box with a fun project, food, and drink each month with the option to make the project alone, virtually with Jackie, or with your own 'troop', a fantastic online community to share, learn, grow, and build with, and the dream of retreats, camps, and so much more.
This is just the beginning and we are so glad you are here!
We believe all women (regardless of their age, race, orientation, sexuality, education, finances) can embrace who they are,
can support one another, and can change the world.
We empower women
to step away from their everyday and embrace a life of fun
and creativity through art projects and
of badass women.
-TO establish a welcoming community for all women
-TO empower WOMEN to be their truest selves
-TO embracE creativity, diversity, and beauty
-TO creatE happiness with one another and
through our projects, swag, and events
DAME SCOUT PROMISE
On my honor, I will try
To serve class and sass
To help badass bitches
at all times
And to live (loosely)
by the Dame Scout Law
dame scout law
I will do my best to be:
Honestly amazing and fairly kind
Bold and brassy
Smart-mouthed and sassy
Delightful and dear, and
Responsible for my own ridiculousness
Respect myself and others (if they deserve it)
Make choices semi-wisely
Make the world a glittery place and,
Be a sister to every Dame Scout