I will forever be grateful that my mother and a neighbor started a Brownie troop in the mid-50’s in Riverdale (a rural community outside Fresno). There followed many years of Girl Scouting including 3 wonderful years at Dinkey Creek’s Camp El-owin. Those experiences remain as highlights of my growing up years and have informed my subsequent volunteer interests including serving on the Girl Scout Board of Directors. From campouts with “buddy burners” to initiating my love of horses, Girl Scouting has continued to impact my life in positive ways. It is my wish that all girls have like experiences in their formative years!!