Girl Scouts Celebrate 105 Years
Girl Scouts recite this pledge before every meeting: “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.”
The Girl Scout Law: “I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.”
The Girl Scout Promise and Law are shared by every member of Girl Scouting. The Girl Scout Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act everyday toward one another and other people and the Girl Scout Law outlines a way to act towards one another and the world.
Girls Scouts take this very seriously but not so seriously that there is not time for fun, making new friends and going on fantastic new adventures.
“Every Girl Scout gets the opportunity to do big things,” Troop Leader Trina Parks said.
One of the major focuses of the group is the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. These experiences revolve around activities that will help each girl grow, earn badges, sell cookies, explore the outdoors and work on Take Action projects that make a difference.
Whatever for and wherever Girl Scouts gather in Giles County, they make lifelong friends, have fun, learn and create. They learn who they are individually and as part of a team; they polish leadership and social skills and learn to care for others.
“That is one of our goals, to make sure that the scouts have a sense of community and giving back,” Parks said.
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