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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

CNN - Right About Girl Scouts!

After calling out the New York Times for their unwarranted attack on Girl Scouting, it behooves me to bestow kudos on CNN for printing a wonderful article (by a GS leader) about the true benefits of Girl Scouting.  The article, titled, Girl Scouts are Learning to Lead,  is here.


The article makes an important point which critics of Girl Scouting should read!

Troops are as good as parents make them

There's some criticism that some troops aren't as invested in nature activities anymore. On the local level, some troops do more arts and crafts and less of the outdoor hiking, camping and cooking that are traditionally associated with the Scouts.
But that's on the parents. The girls often thrive in nature once they get out to a Girl Scout campground, but it's on troop leaders and parents to teach girls the Girl Scout methods of hiking, fire building and cooking over a fire.
All of us are volunteers, and those of us who don't know how to teach those skills can learn.
If you are reading this, you are probably out spreading the word about GS, and perhaps even a volunteer who is teaching other adults to lead troops, so I am preaching to the choir!  This is a great article to send on to all your friends and relations. So do it now - make spreading the good word about Girl Scouting one of your New Year's resolutions and you'll find it an easy one to keep.

1 comment:

  1. So many of the qualities I possess came from experiences in scouting. A shout out to my leader Jill who was just amazing!
    Have a fabulous weekend! I am gearing up to start another semester of school on Monday. :)

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