Learning from my girls
"I have been taken way out of my comfort zone with my girls. I
am crafty, but mediocre at best; they love to work with their hands.
Science is not a strong point for me; the girls say ‘bring on the
experiments!' I have learned—and I think it is important for them to
see—that it is okay to make mistakes. Things won't always work as we
intend. As long as we’ve tried our hardest and had fun in the process,
that's the real reward."|
—Maranda Oliver, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland
"What I have learned from the girls is that I have a lot more
time, energy, and love to give than I thought. Never in a million
years did I think I would love these girls this much and give so very
much of my time to them."
—Anna Jochum, Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
"Our troop has a girl member with a physical disability, and a
former girl member has a visual disability. Both girls taught me how
to best adapt programming so they could participate in Girl Scouts.
They also taught me how resilient they are and how, with assistance
and adaptations, they can perform and achieve just as much as girls
who do not have disabilities."
—Cheryl Lentsch, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska