Thursday, March 3, 2011

Courage, Confidence and Character

Mari-s-1st-boothIt's no secret that the mission of Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character but sometimes that idea gets lost in the shuffle of planning troop activities, earning badges and making sure the needs of each service unit are being met. For Girl Scout Mari of Round Rock, that mission statement is a reality. Cookie seasons come and go, but this one in particular meant quite a lot to her and her mom. Her mother tells GSCTX that Girl Scouts helped her once shy daughter come out of her shell and she made new friends and sold lots of cookies because of it. “I don’t think she slept the night before [her first booth sale], she was so excited,” said Mari’s mother. “She practiced on her brother and sister at home and practiced at her troop meetings.” And in the end, it all paid off.

So when you take a bite into your beloved Thin Mint, remember what you did for a girl. You helped get her one step closer to being the strong leader she is capable of being. To Mari and everyone else who participated in this year's cookie sale, great job! GSCTX is proud of you and your accomplishments.

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