Scouting wasn’t always a way of life for my family. Originally my son was a Cub Scout because he needed something to do with all of his extra energy. When I would visit the pack, I was struck by the young ladies who attended Girl Scouts. The girls had poise and impeccable manners. When my daughter began to go through her teenage angst, signing her up for Girl Scouts was a suggestion to get some structure into her life. Since then, scouting is considered non-negotiable for the entire family.
Both children have been on trips thanks to the scouts. My daughter has traveled to Wisconsin, California, and Europe. I was hesitant to let her go, but her troop leader demanded I let my daughter take advantage of this opportunity. She visited 5 countries overseas and