National Girl Scout’s Month

Amira Novitzke, Reporter

Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, or simply, the Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912. This organization started with just eighteen girls and now there are over 3.7 million members.

She founded this organization to empower girls and help teach values such as honesty, fairness, entrepreneurship, sisterhood, confidence, courage, companionship, and character. Girl Scouts learn this by going camping, selling cookies, having weekly meetings, working on getting different badges, taking field trips, and organizing community service projects.

“I have been a Girl Scout since I was in Kindergarten and I have learned a lot of leadership and business skills. Being a part of this organization I would not have as much confidence if I wasn’t in it. I think it does you a lot of good to hang out with girls who are your age and be surrounded with a variety of different girls. You learn to build your problem-solving skills as well. Being in Girl Scouts it opens more opportunities for you as well, there are troops I know that have gone to other countries to get more experiences,” says Ambassador Girl Scout, Guen Mark.

Guen got to visit the State House in Indiana and take a tour and she got to meet Scott Pelath since he is the Districts Representative. Another perk of being in Girl Scouts you get to try new things and go new places.

Two things that are really big in Girl Scouts are singing songs when you are camping, and SWAPS(Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pined Somewhere). Singing songs help to keep the younger kids entertained while they are walking around all day and it is something to do to keep it fun.

“Swaps are small tokens of friendship to exchange when they meet while traveling,” says Guen.

Girl scouts is a great way for girls of all ages to get involved and learn skills they normally would have a harder time learning. They learn teamwork and it is a helpful way for them to become more confident in themselves and have fun being apart of a girl group.

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

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