I often write about what a girl can do, and we have a lot of material printed about what a girl can do -- most of the time it is amazing. But last week I was again reminded what some great troop leaders can do.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend the unveiling of the Girl Scout stamp at the Montgomery Post Office. What a great event it was! There were plenty of dignitaries in the room, other troops in their sashes and vests and lots of parents. As I gazed out at the audience, it was clear this troop has great leaders. I have interacted with the leaders often, and they are great illustrations of why girls in their troop would be girls of courage, confidence and character. Clearly the parents in this troop are engaged, involved and supportive. When one of the girls was asked to speak to the media, unexpectedly, she got up and did an outstanding job articulating what it meant to be a Girl Scout. Every aspect of the event included the girls and provided them with an opportunity to display their leadership skills.
We had experienced an especially chaotic week in the office, trying to get ready for school to start, so to have the opportunity to share with girls their next to the last day of summer vacation was delightful. It reminded us why we LOVE Girl Scouts!