“Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout”

SCAN0016“Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout” could not ring more true for me!

I served as a proud Girl Scout member from ages 5-9 with the Girl Scouts Golden Valley Council. The Girl Scouts instilled the belief in me that determination and ambition are the keys to success—both personally and professionally.

The Girl Scouts is a wonderful organization to be a part of because of the fun, educational activities and field trips it offers girls. From horseback riding to interacting with customers while selling Girl Scout cookies, the Girl Scouts taught me and my fellow troop members to lean in and act confidently. We learned to pursue activities, goals, and dreams with the mission of becoming well-rounded courageous girls who can conquer the world.

As a Freshman at Fresno State, I started out as a biology major and did not feel that it was my calling. At the time, I was enrolled in a journalism course and loved it. I needed the courage to take initiative and change my major.

Flashback to when I was an incredibly nervous Girl Scout selling cookies for the first time. Because all of my Girl Scout friends were selling cookies with me, I mustered up the courage to talk to customers and, much to my surprise, it was fun. From this experience, I took initiative to change my major and my career pathway down an entirely different avenue — that of Mass Communication and Journalism.

By changing my major with the courage I learned from Girl Scouts, I am now back to the home that instilled confidence in me working as a Communications Intern for the Girl Scouts of Central California South. My experience is definitely the epitome of the Girl Scouts mission: “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”

-Written by Communications Intern, Katie Campbell

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