Guest poster Camille P. is a member of the girl planning board for GSSJC's The BIG Event taking place Sept. 29. As a member of the GPB, Camille shares what Girl Scouting means to her as she prepares to help the Council celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting.
Girl Scouts really
opened my eyes to how fortunate I am to have the life that I do. When we do
different kinds of volunteer work and I see the people that don’t have what I
do, the only thing I want to do is help them. The second thing that Girl Scouts
opened my eyes to is that all I want to do when I grow up is help people. When
we go to huge Girl Scout celebrations or community events, there are always the
people that had to plan everything that goes into it. Things like a food drive
or a fundraiser for different organizations take a lot of hard work, and one
day I want to be the one that is planning these things.
Girl Scouts has been an amazing experience for
me, and I hope one day all the girls in the world will be interested in
continuing the Girl Scout legacy. Girl Scouts has taught me one of the most
valuable lessons in the entire world: You
are different, you are beautiful.
A lot of people think Girl Scouts is really nothing.
They just think it’s where girls gather to do pointless crafts and earn badges.
But to me, it’s so much more. It’s a happy place where nothing can bring
you down. In the time that I’ve been in Girl Scouts, I’ve gotten the chance to
meet so many amazing people. At the National Convention last year, I was given the once-in-a-lifetime
chance to meet a celebrity - for free. Actually four celebrities named Mindless
Behavior. (Ed. note: Mindless Behavior is an American boy band that did a special autograph signing for girls attending the 52nd National Convention in Houston last November.) It was really an honor to meet them because while they’re living
their dreams, they still take the time to support ours and at the end of the day
it’s a very honorable feeling.
Many people I've met through Girl Scouts will never understand how much they have affected my life, but I’d like to say thank you to everyone that has ever helped me. First my troop for always being able to make me laugh; my troop leader for being my
second mom and possibly the funniest person I've ever met; my parents for
supporting me through Girl Scouts and being my free taxi service; my twin brother
for being the best Boy Scout brother in the world; Mrs. Portia Cook and the planning board for The BIG Event for giving me the chance to write this; and, most
importantly, the man upstairs, God - He’s our biggest supporter in all that we
The one thing I hope any girl can take from my guest post is
that Girl Scouts is not just something you do. If you’re passionate about it,
it becomes a part of your life. It really does make you a better person, and now in 10 years when I look back on this post, I will never forget what
started my love to help people. Thank you Girl Scouts and Happy 100th
Join Camille and fellow Girl Scouts in celebrating the movement's 100th anniversary this September! For more information on The BIG Event, click here.
Interested in writing a guest post for the GSSJC blog? Girl Scouts must be at least 13 years old to contribute. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.