Monday, August 6, 2012

Go for the Gold....the Girl Scout Way!

In today's Dallas Morning News, 40 young women were recognized for reaching the highest honor in Girl Scouts, The Gold Award.  Each of these young women persevered over many years in Girl Scouts to reach this pinnacle, and each one created and implemented a Gold project designed to help their communities. 

How cool is that??  Especially in this day and age when teens get such a bad rap over and over,  these girls are living proof of the passion, energy, creativity, tenacity, and just plain fun that resides in EVERY teen.  Reading their stories literally made my day. 

Their success also speaks to the enormous benefit of organizations such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Camp Fire, and other youth groups that stress community service, loyalty, integrity, teamwork, honesty, and achievement.  Young people flourish in environments where success is expected and support is readily available to reach that success. 

I hope you will check out the Metro Section in today's paper and read about these young women and the projects they created.  It will do your heart good!

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