Encourage each girl to reach her full individual potential
I wasn't able to be a scout as a girl, so when our church, in southwest
Florida, started Girl Scout troops, I decided that this was my chance.
I got a troop together, and held our first meeting. I asked all the
girls to tell me what they wanted to do as a troop. I got the regular
responses, camp, make things, etc. I was really stumped for a response,
when one of the cute little 2nd graders said that she wanted to go ice
skating and mountain climbing!
Cadette Girl Scout Leader, Hornets' Nest Council, North Carolina, USA
At one of our Enrollment ceremonies, one of my Guides
stumped me for a response. When I asked her if she was ready to make her
Guide Promise, she quietly said, "No, I 'm not". I was stumped at her response.
She then said quietly, "I'm not sure I can do my best". I had no idea what
to say at that very moment, except that I explained to her that only 'Her
Best' is what we expected. Being a Girl Guide is all about 'Doing Your
Best', the best you can. She then responded, "I can do that".
Guide Guider, District Commissioner, West District Fundy Division,
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