Sunday, May 8, 2016

Girl Scout Mom Earns Big

Happy Mother's Day to Holly Jordan, and all our Girl Scout mothers!

Holly Jordan joined Girl Scouts when she was only in the second grade, but today stands tall as a 30-year member. 

The mother and third generation Girl Scout works as a specifications writer at a worldwide architectural firm, where she says Girl Scouts has given her the confidence to succeed in her field. 

"I have to coordinate my documents with architects, interior designers, engineers and many other consultants. Working as a member of a team is
very important,” said Holly Jordan. 

She also credits Girl Scouts to being named a Fellow in the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Only 10% are women and she is the second female CSI Fellow in the state of Texas and the first in her local chapter in Houston. “My Girl Scout leadership and education weighed heavily in my dossier, and without all of the skills I learned through my years in Girl Scouting, I would not be a Fellow,” she said. 

She invited her fellow Girl Scouts to attend the ceremony. When each recipient was escorted up to the stage a special song was chosen. Holly chose “Girl Scouts Together” to be her song. 

"The best part of the ceremony that moved me more than anything else – even more than receiving my medal– was seeing all of my Girl Scout sisters in the audience singing along. I will never forget that moment, looking out and seeing all of my sisters there singing with me. It was so special.”

The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council thanks all our mothers for their hard work and dedication, and of course for our Girl Scouts. Thank you for letting us help you raise girls of courage, confidence and character.