Girl Scouts, Ninja Competitor Maggi Thorne ‘Unleash Strong!’ at Challenge Course

Two powerful female forces combined for an evening of strength, grit and determination at the Cornhusker State Games – just one event in a new partnership between a ninja and the state’s largest girl-serving organization.

Nebraska Girl Scouts ( and American Ninja Warrior Competitor Maggi Thorne, of Lincoln, climbed, jumped and scrambled their way through a Ninja Challenge Course at Lincoln East High School during a special Girl Scouts Night on July 18. The event gave many girls the opportunity to challenge themselves and overcome obstacles.

“In Girl Scouts, girls take the lead in discovering their own power, and testing themselves on a ninja course is an incredible way to find confidence while empowering their sister Girl Scouts,” Thorne said. “My hope is to help girls know their true selves and to never stop dreaming as they discover their purpose.”

Girl Scouts provides a safe, no-limits space for girls to discover who they are, where their talents lie and what they care about most. As the organization issued a rallying cry to join and “Unleash Strong!” this summer, the partnership between Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and Thorne, a former Girl Scout, was a natural fit.

Soon, Girl Scouts will even be able to earn an official “BOW patch” that celebrates one’s inner and outer strength, overcoming obstacles and honoring one’s true self. The patch will feature Thorne’s trademark pink bow.

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