I first became involved in Girl Scouting when I was a young girl, but I got really involved when my daughter was interested in joining Girl Scouts in 1995. Girl Scouting has impacted my life by showing me that being a good role model goes a long way for the girls as well as other adults I have volunteered with. Being a leader and letting the girls be heard, make their own decisions, express ideas, develop their own plans of action, has been a treasure for me and for them. We have great memories but have also learned life skills together in preparedness, leadership, being able to have a voice, and organization in all aspects of life. My hopes for our community are that these young women become good leaders and role models in our community and show respect to others, be kind, listen and express their honest opinion about things and being themselves.