Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Awesome Alert: New York Girl Scout Learns to Weld on Set of New PSA

Kylie, 16, has never been one to shy away from a challenge. She’s a lifelong Girl Scout and G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ after all! And this fall, when she was chosen to be part of our new “I’m Prepared” Girl Scout public service announcement, was no exception.

Kylie, also a professional actress, learned to weld right on set of the PSA shoot to help show girls that they really can do anything when they face their fears, try, and never give up. She’s a real go-getter (she expresses her vision, is ambitious, and persists through challenges) and risk-taker (she makes decisions, faces her fears, and takes on new experiences)!

“I was really excited when I got the opportunity to be a part of this project, because it combined two things I love: acting and being a Girl Scout,” Kylie said. “I didn’t know how to weld before this, but everyone was really nice. The owner of the shop, Craftsman Ave, taught me how to do it. It was easy to take direction from him and others on set, because they communicated clearly what they wanted me to do. It was a great experience, and I even got to take the piece I welded home!”

For Kylie, who started Girl Scouts as a Daisy, being part of this project was just one of the many amazing things she’s had the opportunity to do through Girl Scouts—taking memorable camping trips, completing countless community service projects centered on protecting and nurturing the environment, earning badges, mentoring younger Girl Scouts. And, of course, embarking on many adventures to practice leadership early and often with her Girl-Scout-forever friends.

To this go-getter and risk-taker extraordinaire, leading like a Girl Scout has always meant to lead with confidence, take initiative, and be ready to do anything to help out. “I think being a Girl Scout has really made me more of a leader, a go-getter, and a risk-taker, because whenever there is something I want to do, I make sure I push forward and achieve my goal. Girl Scouts has played a huge role in that.”

We’re so proud of you, Kylie, and can’t wait to see what you accomplish next!

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Hear more from Kylie and her mom, Tracy. 
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