It is hard to believe that Girl Scouts is 100 years young today!!!
I hate to date myself but I have been a member of Girl Scouts now for 31 years!! My mother started me when I was in 1st grade (back in those days there wasn’t Daisy scouts yet). Over the years I was truly blessed to have such a GREAT mom because she was always one of the first ones to volunteer for many of the volunteer positions in Girl Scouts. She was a troop leader, a Neighborhood Committee Chair and a Camp director which made my experience in Girl Scouts so much more fun. I stayed in Girls Scouts all the way until I graduated from high school. While many girls quit Girl Scouts when they get to high school, to me that is when the fun really started! I was President of the high school aged Girl Scouts advisory committee for our council, I was 1 of 40 girls selected to participate in an International Girl Scout 3 week canoeing camp in northern Canada, and earned the highest award in Girl Scouts, the Gold Award. For a graduation present from my now mother-in-law I was a given a lifetime membership to Girl Scouts which I am really thankful for! Because before I even had any daughters I was a troop co-leader, day camp director and President of an Overseas Committee when we lived in Panama. Now that I have 2 daughters who are in Girl Scouts and 1 more joining next year I am still volunteering as a troop leader, activities coordinator, Gold Award committee member and for the last 5 years before we moved here to Poland, I was the Oversees Committee in the Netherlands/Belgium area. My husband over the years has volunteered to with Girl Scouts as Cookie Dad for more years than I care to say!
People ask me why am I so outgoing, kind hearted, giving and love to volunteer? My answer is because this is the way I was brought up which because of the example my mother set for me and ethics instilled in me from the last 31 years of being a Girl Scout!
So “THANK YOU” Juliette Lowe for starting Girl Scouts 100 years ago today!
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Here are some pictures of what my girls and I have done with Girl Scouts while living here in Europe.