A Lesson from the Girl Scouts

I need to get out more often!

Yesterday I went to a luncheon benefiting the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma. I thought I lived in central Oklahoma, but they call themselves the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma and I can live with that. It was extremely well attended, not just because their speaker was the former gymnast and Olympic Gold medalist, Dominique Dawes , but these former Girl Scouts have a bond with one another, referring often to this luncheon as a family reunion.

One of the highlights was listening to three current Girl Scouts speak about their gold award winning projects. One made designer fanny packs for diabetic youth. Another scout, who confessed to a love of cooking, catered dinners for her friends, raised over $13,000 and opened an English school in Cambodia. Excuse me, did I hear that correctly? And, she is how old?

The most impressive moment for me though was when they asked everyone to stand and recite the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law (which was conveniently printed inside the program for such non-girl scouts like me).

THE GIRL SCOUT PROMISE

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

THE GIRL SCOUT LAW

I will do my best to be:
Honest and Fair,
Friendly and helpful,
Considerate and caring,
Courageous and strong, and
Responsible for what I say and do,
And to respect myself and others,
Respect authority,
Use resources wisely,
Make the world a better place, and
Be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Do you think it’s too late for me to join?

The Senator’s Wife

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