Let me tell you about my experiences in Girl Scouting….All my adult life I have volunteered to mentor young girls (even before I had children). I have volunteered most of my time with Girl Scouts, I have been a Brownie, Daisy, Junior and Cadette leader. WHY? I want to enhance the development of girls and provide a great way to expose them to the benefits and the importance of positive self-image, responsible personal conduct, respect for self and others, educational achievement and cultural enrichment. Girl Scouts provides a tool for me to become the voice for girls and to make a difference in my community and across the nation.
I want my girls to see a difference in the world (what’s moral, what’s ethical, VS what’s not, and remember what is always moral may not be ethical and what is ethical may not be moral).
I believe that Girl Power turns into Women Power. Girl Scouts has helped me become better at what I do. I feel with my education I can help encourage girls’ healthy living through combating Relational Aggression and promoting girl-positive media images; ensure girls feel emotionally and physically safe; promote girls’ involvement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); develop financial literacy skills; and give a voice to girls in under-served communities.
I have learned that Girl Scout strives to increase girls’ awareness about the world, promote cross-cultural learning opportunities, and educate girls on relevant global issues that inspire them to take action. Our goal is to promote a global voice for girls and foster responsible global citizens who make the world a better place.