I was first exposed to Girls Scouts as a Brownie and participated for one year. It was what I now know as a Scoutreach type of program. I remember doing a program where we talked all about bike safety and each of us was in charge of drawing one aspect. At the end of the program, the leader made our pictures into a “movie”. It was so awesome for my 7-year old self to see my work up on the screen on the wall. Unfortunately, the program/funding ended and I no longer was able to participate. It was enough of an impact that when my daughter turned 5, I said, “You are going to be a Girl Scout and I will be your leader.” Now, 16 years later, my daughter has earned her Gold Award and moved onto college life. I hope other girls have the same opportunity to learn the leadership and community spirit that being a part of Girl Scouts provides.