Submitted by Katie H., G.I.R.L. Media Star
Girl Scouts inspires girls to become go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders. Before I was a Girl Scout, I was painfully shy and meeting my troop was scary for me. Slowly, I got more comfortable and made great friends. During my first year, I didn’t want to sell Girl Scout Cookies, but now, in my seventh year, I’m one of the Top 100 Sellers in the state! I set very high goals and do whatever it takes to reach them and preferably go higher than my original goal. Girl Scouts has helped me become a go-getter through selling cookies.
Girl Scouts has also helped me become a leader. That was very good for me because I eventually needed it. When I was 10-years-old, my mom, who has Type 1 Diabetes, fell out of bed, and I came to make sure she was okay. She was having an insulin reaction. My mom had always told us what to do, so I was prepared. I called 911 because I knew panicking wouldn’t help. When the paramedics arrived, I took my brother to his room and helped him calm down and feel safe. It took leadership skills to calm a five-year-old boy, whose mother was sick. In our world, it helps to have these qualities so we can follow the Girl Scout Law and make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts has definitely helped me be the person I am now. I hope my story inspires you to become a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader, G.I.R.L. for short. Girl Scouts has shaped me, and it can shape you too.