Obama Meets Girl Scouts At The White House

After spending most of the day slamming Congress for not acting on his proposals to boost the economy, President Obama took some time to meet with some exceptional Girl Scouts in the Oval Office.

The president met with eight recipients of the Girl Scouts' highest achievement, the Gold Award, comparable to the Boy Scouts' Eagle Scout designation.

"Our Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who met the president today are the embodiment of girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place," Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez said in a statement. "It's critical we continue to inform our national leaders on the urgent needs of all girls across the country, and stress that together, we can achieve balanced leadership within a generation."

In addition to the meeting with the president, the Girl Scouts also met with senior staff at the White House to discuss their Gold Award projects.