National Girl Scout Week is now underway in Western New York, and people are celebrating what it means to be a G.I.R.L.

It's more than a gender; it's about being a go-getter, innovator, risk taker and leader.

Girl Scouts is about much more than it's delicious cookies. Over the past century, it has changed to help young women thrive in the world around them. The leadership development organization will celebrate its 107th birthday on Tuesday. 

"We talk about how in 1913, there was a pioneer badge were girls learned how to use a hacksaw, and it was like 'Wow,'" Christine Kirwan, Director of Volunteer Experience at Girl Scouts of Western New York said. “Now, our girls are doing cyber security badges, all this STEM work, citizen scientists and outdoors, like going zip-lining."

National Girl Scout week is celebrated through Saturday, March 16.

If you’d like to get involved, you can join year round online or by calling 1-888-837-6410.