Girl Scouts’ success is also measured by looking into the lives of the girls we work with and the lives we touch everyday…
Christina is a senior at Whitney High School. As a Marketing & Communications (MarComm) intern, she helps write, edit and design "Hear & Now" Girl Scout teen magazine at the Sacramento Program Center.
To me, Girl Scouts represents honesty, courage, and most importantly, sisterhood. There was a period when I was not in Girl Scouts, during that time I always felt that something was missing in my life, but I could never pinpoint what it was. Recently, I rejoined Girl Scouts and immediately realized the missing puzzle piece was the bond of sisterhood that Girl Scouts brings to my life.
When I started as a MarComm intern last year, my life changed for the better. I amnow much more confident and outgoing. Through Girl Scouts I have met many different kinds of people and have been working on my public speaking skills. I am breaking out of my comfort zone and I have gained the courage to try new things and not be worried or scared I can’tsucceed. My whole life perspective has changed for the better and I owe it to Girl Scouts.
When I grow up, I want to be a troopleader.My troop leader, along with the wonderful friends I have met through Girl Scouts, inspire me to help younger girls, just like they have helped me. I want to be someone who girls look up to and seek guidance from without any judgments. I want to promote all of the values that the Girl Scout brand has instilled in me.
Girl Scouts has contributed to the person I am today because it has taught me to face my fears and try new things. I am going to start living in the moment, try something new or unexpected every day, and most importantly, I am going to start living for me – not for the people around me.
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