“…know that your purchase benefits more than one girl, because we change the world one box at a time.”
One of our very own MediaGIRLs, Erin of Troop 2434 in Stoughton, was recently featured in the Milton Courier for an editorial she wrote about her involvement in Girl Scouts and the impact the organization has had on her throughout her involvement. Read below to learn more about her experience and how being a Girl Scout is much more than selling a box of cookies.
Girl Scouts isn’t just a box of cookies. In the last 7 years of my scouting career I have sold over 3,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies and had many great experiences. Cookies only come around once a year and they help to fund many other activities that happen throughout the year. To list just a few activities I have done: learned canoeing, learned first-aid, participated in STEM learning, attended many awesome Girl Scout camps like Camp Hero and have been on several troop camping trips. Serving others is another important part of scouting where I have cleaned the Yahara River, sang carols in the nursing home, made holiday cards for Meals on Wheels and last year my troop made blankets for kids in the hospital. Through Girl Scouts, I have learned confidence to talk to new people & courage to try new things. I have learned that I can make a difference in the world in many ways & have made some great friends. For girls who are unsure if they would like scouting, I say come and check it out! Scouts is about what you want it to be and there are so many activities to try. We always need more adults to guide us too!
When you start seeing Girl Scouts out selling cookies in the next week, know that your purchase benefits more than one girl, because we change the world one box at a time.
Erin, Stoughton Troop 2434