So if you've known me for more than five minutes, you know that Girl Scouting has played a huge role in my life. And that role continues.
My daughter earned her Bronze Award this spring. She and some of the other girls in our troop worked from January to May to make dolls to send to India. I designed the dolls to try to look Indian and to be small enough that they could be carried in a pocket.
Those girls had no idea how much work making dolls would be. From embroidering the face to braiding the hair to sewing and stuffing the bodies, there were a lot of steps that they had to complete on their own between meetings. But they rose to the occasion and did a beautiful job.
Aidin and I also went to Girl Scout day camp this summer, which we learned is run VERY differently here than in our old town. But we had a great time and enjoyed the time together.
Now we are full on in a new school year, one in which we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting in the USA. I am super excited, so I guarantee this is not the last you'll hear of it. And cookies arrive tomorrow. All 140 cases. If you're local and need cookies, I can hook you up. ;)
Were you a Girl Scout? You should join the Girl Scout Alumnae Association (it is free!). But before you do, take a second to share with me a favorite Girl Scout/Guide memory. I'll love reading about it.