When I was a girl, I was a Brownie, Girl Scout. One year, we had a young woman who came to our Council in Oklahoma City and showed us a slide-show on International Thinking Day, Feb. 22. that contained slides from “Our Chalet” WAGGGS World Centre in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)
After watching those slides and listening to her stories about hiking the Alps, I made a vow to go to Switzerland someday when I was older.
I stayed in Girl Scouting and went through all the levels Junior, Cadette and Senior, became a leader and even worked for them professionally for several years.
It is one of those items on my Bucket List. Yes, it has been there all my life, and now I must admit hiking is not one of those things I do anymore, but I would still like to visit this wonderful International Center. Even now as I look at these beautiful photos, I am reminded, to hurry up and do this.
As a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouting, it is one of the organizations that helped shape my life with skills in leadership, event planning, and confidence just to name a few. There are many skills, that I remember: working on a team, accomplishment of goals, budgeting and working on community needs.
Yes, there is still a need for Girl Scouting although it has changed over the years to bring the many differences that young girls must face now in Society.
I urge everyone who has daughters to look into Girl Scouting for its wonderful benefits. Most of our women leaders in our society were Girl Scouts or Girl Guides and they will tell you that without Girl Scouting or Girl Guides they would not have had the foundation to develop fully into the wonderful functioning leaders they are today.