Victoria, 16, is a Girl Scout Ambassador who participates in a high-adventure program through Girl Scouts Heart of Central California.
It sounds kind of major, but it’s true: my life would be totally different without Girl Scouts. I used to get so ahead of myself—feeling in a rush to act without really knowing what I was doing—or just doubting my own abilities. But going on outdoor adventures with Girl Scouts has changed all of that. I’ve hiked the Grand Canyon and crawled through underground tunnels formed by lava. I’ve helped other Girl Scouts battle elevation sickness and cheered them on as they climbed to the tops of mountains in Yosemite. When you’ve done those things, you kind of take a step back and think, “What can’t I accomplish?!” And yeah, I’ve gotten tons of love on my Insta from all the amazing shots I’ve taken along the way. But most of all? I’ve learned three huge life lessons that I want to share with the world. I hope they inspire you to reach higher.
Girl Scouts talk about singing hook to new Girl Scout anthem, "Watch Me Shine".