"As a young girl, working toward my Gold Award and making a difference in the community seemed like far-off dreams," writes Girl Scout Rebecca Cole in an OpEd for Pennsylvania's Patriot-News. "Today, they have become reality. Girl Scouting has become more than a fun activity or social gathering, it has become an extension of who I am."
Cole started out in Girl Scouting by building friendships and having fun. The fun soon grew to Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Award Projects aimed at improving her community.
"To me, the most rewarding part of your Gold Award process is the journey you take throughout the project," continues Cole. "You have to develop a plan, adjust your time and take responsibility for getting the job done. It teaches responsibility, people skills, time management, problem solving and leadership. Girl Scouting has given me this, and so much more."
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