Monday, March 12, 2012

The Girl Scouts

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. I was a Girl Scout for many, many years and have so many wonderful memories of troop meetings and camping trips.  I still keep in touch with my Troop Leader and am proud to say that she had a tremendous, positive impact on my life.

The Girl Scouts were founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low.  Several years ago while on vacation in Savannah, GA, I had the opportunity to tour her childhood home.  It is a very impressive. We took a  docent led tour and if you are in Savannah it is definitely something to see. 

I know that many people think that the Girl Scouts are really all about the cookies (and it kinda is - who doesn't love a thin mint!) but it is also so much more!  It is team building and decision making and working together.  Being a Girl Scout prepared me for so much - from learning to swim, to not being afraid to go up on stage, to trying new things, to fundraising.  At a very young age I memorized both the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law.  We would start each meeting by reciting the Girl Scout Promise.  If you stopped almost any former Girl Scout on the street today, I'm sure they would still be able to recite it to you word by word.  Even as an adult, I try to live by the Girl Scout Law and cannot wait for my girls to join this wonderful group!


The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.



The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to behonest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and torespect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

2 comments:

  1. I couldn’t agree more! Let’s make SAMORES!!!!!

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