Although I was never a Girl Scout myself, the Scouts are near and dear to my heart. As a leader for my daughter’s Brownie troop, I have watched a group of girls come together to have fun and be silly, but also (perhaps without them even realizing it) they are learning about what it means to be part of a community. Yes, there are some challenging days where it seems that sheer chaos is reigning (to the sound of very high-pitched squealing voices), but ultimately, our girls have an understanding that there’s a larger purpose for our coming together each week to talk about the importance of using leadership to make a positive difference in the lives of others. This is the beginning of their understanding of “The Village” and I’m proud to take this journey with my daughter.
Of course, in addition to community and leadership, the Girl Scouts stand for sisterhood, so when fellow scouts hears that another troop is experiencing a hardship, it’s the “Girl Scout Way” to lend a hand and help in any way they can.
Well, here in Southern California, we’re thousands of miles away from the damage that Sandy left in her wake, so although we can’t join in the physical assistance to help New York and New Jersey scouts rebuild, we can join our voices with theirs in asking for help in the form of donations.
So, whether you were ever a Girl Scout or not, events like Sandy help us remember that we are ALL part of “The Village” and when one part of town hurts, we all hurt.
Please consider donating to help Girl Scouts on the East Coast rebuild:
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