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I Cant Wait To.. be a Girl Scout! #icantwaitto

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When Samantha joined Girl Scouts back in Kindergarten I never realized how much she would learn or how much her self esteem would grow.

Last year Samantha switched troops. At first I was nervous about learning a new troop but it was one of the best things because I adore her troop and all the girls/parents. I can’t believe all of the amazing activities her Troop Leader gets the girls involved in. Samantha’s Leader is about teaching the girls life skills and becoming confident young adults.

Sarah also joined an amazing troop where I get to be a parent committee member! I have completed Basic Leader training and am beyond excited about my new role with her troop.

What I have seen over the years from my girls in Girl Scouts is the life long lessons they are learning and the friendships they have created. They get so excited about meetings and the fun activities their troops do. I am beyond impressed with my girl’s Troop Leaders and how much time and effort they put into my kids.

Girl Scouting is the place for girls to have fun and try new experiences such as turning ordinary household items into robots, convincing the mayor to install a swing for special needs children in a park, or hiking the Appalachian Trail. Seeing my older girl (now a Junior) learn how to pitch a tent and her troop getting 3rd place for it was so awesome! Samantha also learned how to tie knots and how to cook food in a box with the outside heat.

That is why I wanted to join on in any way these leaders need me. If they need to help chaperon the troop, I am there. Or to create a Kaper Chart, they can count on me! I couldn’t wait to join Girl Scouts as an Adult and one day I will be a Leader for Shelby!

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If your girls are interested in learning about community and friendship you have to check out your Local Girl Scout Council!

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries.

For more information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4-U (212-852-8000) or visit www.girlscouts.org/join.

You can find Girl Scouts on TwitterFacebook, Pinterest, and YouTube! Stay connected!

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About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

43 Responses to “I Cant Wait To.. be a Girl Scout! #icantwaitto”

  1. Amy Orvin says:

    I was never a girl scout. It would have been nice to be one, but I was to busy taking karate lessons.

  2. Christina Marie says:

    The brownie uniforms are so cute. I wish I was in the Girl Scouts. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ellie W says:

    Some of my best childhood memories are from being a Brownie and then a Girl Scout. They are wonderful organizations.

  4. Rebecca Parsons says:

    Girl Scouts is one of my favorite memories as a child. I wouldn’t trade my experiences for anything. Every girl should take part in it.

  5. Amy Pugmire says:

    I always wanted to be a girl scout but My mom never put me in it! My girls both want to be a girl scout when they are older and I can’t wait!

  6. HilLesha says:

    I never got to be a Girls Scout, but I’ll definitely my daughter to be one once she becomes of age.

  7. I love girl scouts cookies! Our girls wanted to do girl scouts but we have moved so much lately we have not been able to get them in! 🙁

  8. Maria Malaveci says:

    I have been thinking about putting my daughter in Girl Scouts, but may wait a little longer until she is older. And Girl scout cookies. Yum. Yum.

  9. I loved being a girl scout when I was younger. We had so much fun with crafts, snacks, and just being with others.

  10. Stacey B says:

    It’s good to know more about the girl scouts. I always hear so much about Boy Scouts but wasn’t really sure was all is involved with Girl Scouts.

  11. Tracy Jones says:

    I was never a Girl Scout, but I think my daughter will be joining.

  12. Stephanie Larison says:

    Girl Scouts was great when I was younger, I have a lot of good memories from it. I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough for it, too!

  13. latanya says:

    I like that Girl Scouts are so encouraging to little girls and helps them to help their community as well as learn some great skills.

  14. April says:

    I loved girl scouts as a kid and was hoping someday to be a leader. Now i have a son so i have a feeling im going to end up involved in cub scouts instead 😉

  15. Devon F says:

    I love being in GS when I was youger learned so much & met lots of friends. I can’t wait to get my daughter in when she’s old enough 🙂

  16. Lisa Brown says:

    i love the girl scouts, great memories

  17. julie says:

    I was a girl scout when I was little. i think i still have my sash somewhere!

  18. Cheryl F. says:

    I loved my brownie and girl scout years. Now I love buying and eating cookies every year.

  19. Cynthia R says:

    i was never in girl scouts or brownies but really wish I had those girlhood experiences, its a great program!

  20. courtney b says:

    i cant wait to put my little girl in girl scouts! she will love it 🙂

  21. Merry says:

    With only boys I have not had the pleasure of getting to know what the Girl Scouts are really like. Bu we always buy lots of cookies during the cookie sales. Our favorites are Samoas and Thin Mints! Such a great organization for girls!

  22. Jill Myrick says:

    I am really looking forward to when my daughter is old enough for she and I to be involved in Girl Scouts.

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  23. Gianna says:

    Wow, I didn’t know that had that many members.

  24. Karen Glatt says:

    Girl Scouts is such a great organization that teaches young girls how to have a healthy self esteem and to make new friends and learn new crafts and learn how to do so many things. I was a Girl Scout and I love the adventure!

  25. Tara says:

    I was never a girl scout and don’t have any girls, but I know that this organization is well liked by many.

  26. Steve Kuntz says:

    Hope my daughter becomes a girl scout. I was a boy scout.

  27. rebecca norton says:

    i just loved being a girl scout!

  28. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I was a Girl Scout and then the leader of my daughters troop. My mother was my leader growing up. Next year my granddaughter will be old enough for Daisy’s.

  29. Heidi says:

    I have fond memories of being a Brownie, but as an adult I think the Girl Scouts’ liberal agenda is not something I want to support.

  30. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I was in Girl Scouts and so was my niece. She loves it. Hopefully one day my granddaughter will love it too.

  31. Debbie says:

    I was a Brownie and a Girl Scout back in the day and it was a great experience. I remember wearing the uniform to school and going camping; all and all it was a fun experience.

  32. Carla C says:

    I went from Daisy to Brown then to Junior and then I stopped. I wish that I had not. My mom still has all my badges from back then lol

  33. Sarah L says:

    I loved being a Brownie and then a Girl Scout. 50 years ago they didn’t have all the different levels.

  34. Joy Q says:

    I remember my years as girl scout & cannot wait until my daughter can join as one.

  35. Thomas Murphy says:

    My daughter wants to be a girl scout when she gets a little older.

  36. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I was a girl scout when I was younger. Its a great program!

  37. Dawn Monroe says:

    I never got to be a girl scout. Maybe my grandkids would enjoy it. Great life lessons.

  38. April G says:

    What a great organization! I never had the opportunity to participate, but hope that someday my daughter will be a Girl Scout. 🙂

  39. Mya Murphy says:

    I was never in girl scouts and have NO children, so this doesn’t interest me.

  40. scott amoroso says:

    My girlfriend is leading the local Daisy’s because they needed a leader

  41. Julie says:

    my niece was a girl scout and learned alot of exciting things

  42. Beth Klocinski says:

    Girl Scouts is a great way for girls to grow up and learn social responsibility

  43. Karen Glatt says:

    Girl Scouts is such a great organization to be a part of and I was a Girl Scout when I was younger. I had so much fun and such great memories! Every girl should experience being a Girl Scout.

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