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A blog from our Second Vice President of the Board - Antoinette Barksdale

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Last weekend a group of excellent, kind, compassionate, and confident young ladies with courage and character bridged from Girl Scout Ambassadors to Girl Scout Adults.

My Special Girl Scout started scouting when she was six years old as a Daisy wearing the blue vest (thank you, Dr. Maureen Sullivan) and worked her way up to the khaki vest as an ambassador. Blaire’s Girl Scout journey included earning all the medals-- Bronze, Silver, Silver Trefoil, and the covenant Gold Award. Her service to the community, along with Troop 4071, was awe-inspiring. Their projects included conducting voter registration drives, providing children in underserved communities in the District of Columbia with school supplies, providing food for the food pantry at Peoples Congregational Church (thank you, Peoples UCC), giving food to the homeless community, providing holiday treats to senior citizens in nursing homes and distributing COVID care packs to underserved communities.

This is just a SNAP shot of Troop 4071 service to the community. For all their hard work, I am beyond proud of each of them as they head off to college. Thank you to our excellent troop leaders, Shanna and Stephanie, for their unwavering dedication and commitment to our girls and the community. SHOUT OUT to our faithful moms.

Our GIRL SCOUTS UNDERSTOOD the assignment at a very young age, and along with the courage, character, and confidence, they set out to make the world a better place.

“Scouting rises within you and inspires you to put forth your best."     Juliette Gordon Low

“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.”      Shirley Chisholm