I spent all of my childhood into my teens as a Girl Scout. I learned so much and was given so many opportunities. My relationship with Girl Scouting furthered into my early 20's when I interned with two Girl Scout councils.
I was NOT the girl that was ashamed of being a Girl Scout when everyone else was. I embraced it! I never once cared what other people thought. I still don't. That includes you, Mr. Indiana law maker!
Girl Scouts is more than campfire songs and canoeing. Sure, those things are fun and a staple in Girl Scouting. But Girl Scouting goes further than the surface. Every time you buy a box of cookies (and you know you do) you are teaching a young girl financial literacy, take a bite out of that!
I am so grateful for the time I spent as a Girl Scout. For the friendship I formed, the wonderful women I met and the lessons I learned. I am the woman I am today because of Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts -- where girls grow strong!