Victoria is Officially in the Girl Scouts

Why your Daughter should be in the Girl Scouts

I was never in the Girl Scouts when I was a little girl. I always wanted to be, but it never worked for my mom’s schedule. She wanted me to be one, too. She had been one when she was a young girl and my grandmother was even a Den Mom for the Girl Scouts. I actually remember feeling serious FOMO when I was a little girl about my friends in Girl Scouts. They would do all these fun activities and then (the very best in my opinion) sell the famous cookies! Come on – everyone loves Girl Scout cookies! When I found out that Victoria’s friends were joining the Girls Scouts, I thought it would be a fun opportunity for us to do this together. Since I really did feel like I missed out as a little girl, I was extra excited to have my daughter part of this incredible organization. The more and more I chatted with other moms, the more I knew I made the right decision. I also did some research on the Girl Scouts and was blown away by what they do and what they truly stand for in the lives for girls. Why your Daughter should be in the Girl Scouts – this is something I thought would be fun to write in case you’re wondering about it for your daughter!

Why your Daughter should be in the Girl Scouts

Why your Daughter should be in the Girl Scouts

The first thing I learned about the Girl Scouts that they are preparing girls for a lifetime of leadership. I absolutely love this because I’m a FIRM believer in the power of girls. I love that the Girl Scouts wants to inspire and motivate the girl within to go after her dreams and really take on anything in life!

Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership—from taking a night-time hike under the stars to accepting a mission on the International Space Station; from lobbying the city council with her troop to holding a seat in Congress; from running her own cookie business today to tackling cybersecurity tomorrow.

Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that help girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. 

Research shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. Girl Scouts is a place where she’ll practice different skills, explore her potential, take on leadership positions—and even feel allowed to fail, dust herself off, get up, and try again.

We went on Sunday night Victoria’s Daisy Investiture (pinning) Ceremony and it was the cutest thing ever! She was adorable and really excited about being with her friends and doing something with me. They got their blue vests and their first pin and certificate Sunday night! I have to say – we’ve been blessed with having the most amazing moms Ms. Jenny and Ms. Christina leading our girls. These ladies are filled with passion and love and patience for these girls and the Girl Scouts. I couldn’t have asked for 2 better ladies leading these young ladies!

Why your Daughter should be in the Girl Scouts

And she recited the Girl Scout Promise:

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Why your Daughter should be in the Girl Scouts

Why your Daughter should be in the Girl Scouts:

If this is something you think would be great for your girl, these are the Girl Scouts five key ways to help girls thrive:

Develop a strong sense of self. 
Seek challenges and learn from setbacks. 
Display positive values. 
Form and maintain healthy relationships.
Identify and solve problems in the community.

Why your Daughter should be in the Girl Scouts

Pretty amazing, right? The inclusive, all-female environment of a Girl Scout troop creates a safe space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and just be themselves. I just really love the togetherness and the community aspect and the leadership promotion for young girls! We need to teach them now and it’s the perfect time to do so, especially in this day and age!

I hope you enjoyed this post – Why your Daughter should be in the Girl Scouts – if you have any questions, please let me know! We’re at the beginning of the beginning with our Girl Scouts journey, but I can’t wait!

 

Victoria is Officially in the Girl Scouts was last modified: November 5th, 2018 by admin
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  1. I agree with you 1000%. I am a troop leader have been in Girl Scouts for 26 years. Girl Scouting is the very best thing ever for girls. I really appreciate you posting about us and what we try to help Girls be the best ever.

  2. Den mothers are for Cub Scouts and the Dens belong to a larger Pack.

    I’ve been in GS since 1962, as girl scouts we were always in a troop with adult troop leaders. Since 1984 as an adult volunteer with GS there have always been troops and troop leaders. Troops may break girls up into smaller patrols for planning events or participating in activities it badgework.

  3. I remember when you posted this I said I would pray for you. Now I’m biting my tongue because guess who is going to check out GS with her girls on a Thursday 😬😬😬 wish me luck.