Submitted by Anna L.
Mia is a gifted, STEM-loving, introverted Brownie who loves crafting stories. For the Fall Product Program, she created a skit with some of her toys because she didn’t want to appear on camera, and she decided to do something similar for cookie season. I helped her film it, but the concept, script, and voice/acting is all her. She drew upon the theme for sales and set her video at the beach, with a hidden appearance from a certain sea turtle, and a cameo from “S’mores,” the mascot from the Fall Product Program (not the actual stuffed animal, but a brown rabbit finger puppet we got at the Fountain Creek Nature Center when we went for our hiking and bugs badges.)
As Mia’s mom, I’ve watched Girl Scouts give her the confidence to use her skills, and take risks. As her troop leader, I’ve seen her ambition for reaching her goals pay off. I never would have guessed that she would have an interest in selling or talking to new people, let alone go above and beyond on her own volition. It’s been an amazing adventure to witness!