I became involved as a Brownie because a friend invited me to a meeting. The leader was very friendly and welcomed me into the group. Over the next dozen years we moved several times and the first thing my mom did was find me a new Girl Scout troop. It helped. I earned my First Class and was a c-leader for a year and then college and career got in the way. When our daughter became old enough for Scouts, my husband strongly supported my decision to be a leader and I was for the next 25+ years long after both daughters graduated (With their Gold Award!). Now I am a lifetime member and follow many of my former Scouts on their journeys through life. It has been very rewarding for me. I am still a member of the Gold Award committee for our council.