"There was one activity that I started at 5 years old and have continued to engage in throughout high school: Girl Scouting," Katherine says. "Any girl can be a Girl Scout, where no girl faces obstacles and everyone is always welcome. Continuing Girl Scouting throughout middle school and high school, as most girls do not, I have learned many life skills. Not only have I developed immense skills in leadership, teamwork, communication and organization, I fully realize that making a difference can be a very simple act, which has a very large impact on the world."
A Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, Katherine's column is well worth reading. Definitely check it out.