I was a Girl Scout back in the ’90’s – well, to be more accurate, I was a Brownie back in the 90’s. My
experience with the Girl Scouts was short-lived, mainly because I lived in an extremely small town
in an extremely rural area – but I think the Girl Scout state of mind has stayed with me ever since,
leading me to be a leader, a musician, a friend, a sorority sister, a daughter and a patriotic American
girl. Let me explain:
I will do my best to be…
Since a young age, I have been very competitive. Not in an aggressive, “I’m awesome and you’re
not” way – but in a “I have to win, and if I don’t, I’ll try again” way. This aspect of my personality
has rung true throughout my life, as I applied for my first high-school leadership position,
internship, part-time job, and auditioned to be a National Anthem singer, I tried my best to be –
…honest and fair…
Despite my tendency to over-exaggerate literally everything (I’ve always been quite the story-teller)
I’ve always felt the need to be extremely honest where it counts. I’ve always done (I hope) my best
to be fair to all people, friends, family and co-workers alike.
…friendly and helpful…
This is most important to me, above all other things. Smiling when you don’t feel like it, being polite
to the drive-through operator, and letting someone in a hurry cut you in line and offering them a
smile – being kind is an easy thing to do that (I promise) will not put you out, but rather, allow you
to feel fulfilled.
To Be Continued . . .
Written by contributing writer and Girl Scout Alumna Sara Remus