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Thank you for your generous support of Girl Scouting. Your donation to SHARE makes it possible for all girls-regardless of their family's financial situation-to discover the rich opportunities and experience the fun that goes along with being a Girl Scout.
Read how your SHARE contributions directly help girls in the Greater Washington Region and donate today!
A Girl Scout Junior Troop from D.C.
Troop 6972 began meeting as Daisies in their church basement. Since then, they have earned their Daisy petals, followed the Brownie Quest Journey trail, and are now working towards their Bronze Award. These 14 girls have spent the last five years together, developing into adventurous, fun-loving, and community-oriented girls. However, without financial assistance, some of the girls in Troop 6972 would not have had the opportunity to be a part of the Girl Scout family.
When SHARE was brought up at a local meeting, the troop leader stood up and said, "Without SHARE, my troop would not be a complete family. SHARE has brought and kept us together. SHARE is everything positive and good about Girl Scouts."
A Girl Scout Brownie from Virginia
At school a young girl in Kindergarten, learned about Girl Scouts and all the fun stuff they do. She was excited and wanted to wear the uniform and earn badges, too. However, her mom said no and sadly she told her teacher she could not join.
Her teacher, knowing the girl's strong desire to become a Girl Scouts spoke to the mother to see if she could help. She shared with the mother that Girl Scouts provides grants to help girls, from families with limited income, join and participate in Girl Scouting.
We are happy to share the young Girl Scout Brownie's joy at being a Girl Scout. "I DID get to join! My troop went to the Aquarium and learned about dolphins. I learned different dances and earned my "Dancercize" badge. And I ate Swedish pancakes during Thinking Day (our country was Sweden)! I LOVE Girl Scouts. I want to be a Girl Scout forever."
A Girl Scout Teen from Maryland
Leah is currently working on her Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouts. This past summer she had the opportunity to attend a Girl Scout Destination to Joshua Tree National Park in California where she learned about the environment, ecology, and how people, plants, and animals are all connected.
The trip, made possible by a GSCNC grant, inspired Leah to create a sustainable community garden in Maryland where volunteers could hold educational classes on environmental awareness for local children. Her amazing work is just one example of the thousands of service projects Girl Scouts are organizing throughout our Council with the support of SHARE.
Please help us continue to bring the Girl Scout experience to all girls-regardless of family income. Please donate to SHARE.
Posted: Aug 18, 2010