Supergirl Melissa Benoist Meets ‘Super’ Girl Scouts

Supergirl star Melissa Benoist met some “Super Girl Scouts” when the troupe visited the set of CBS’ Supergirl. The Girl Scouts were all dressed for the occasion in “mini me” Supergirl costumes, and Benoist made their day by giving the girls a tour and posing for photos.

“The Super Girl Scouts of Oklahoma dropped by National City today,” Benoist captioned one photo of the whole group as they held the iconic, fist-in-the-air Supergirl pose.

A second photo showed all the girls hugging Melissa, who crouched down to their level.

“And I’m pretty sure we had a good time,” she wrote.

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Entertainment Weekly reports that the girls are all Girl Scout Daisies from Eastern Oklahoma, and call themselves the Supergirls because they really are super girls. The Girl Scout Blog described a March visit to the White House Science Fair, where the troupe showcased their invention. These “mini-heroes” used LEGO bricks to create a battery-powered page-turner to help people who suffer “from arthritis, paralysis, and/or loss of limbs.” When President Obama stopped by their exhibit, they explained to him that the LEGO invention was “just a prototype.”

For Benoist, the “clear and pure” message of the kindness that led her to visit with the girls is a big part of her new super powers. Last July at San Diego Comic-Con, Benoist spoke to Access Hollywood about becoming a superhero, saying it was “time for something like that. Some clarity and some positivity.”

“It’s just high time. She speaks for hope and bravery and positivity and kindness, and shows that you can be strong without hurting people and without aggression and force.”

Melissa was happy to put that message into action when she met with the Girl Scouts, explaining that the first time she put on her cape, it was an “indescribable feeling” and an “internal transformation.”

No wonder the girls like to wear the capes and Supergirl outfits.

Earlier, Melissa described the transformation from actor to Supergirl when she spoke to E! News.

“The second I put it on, something shifts inside of me. It’s kind of impossible not to feel strength and empowerment and positivity and hope. It really is pretty surreal.”

The Supergirl Girl Scouts might agree with Twitter user @Saralvnce, who described her dream of being Supergirl as the best feeling in the world.

Supergirl will premiere October 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

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