In the eleven years I have been in Girl Scouting I have done a lot of things. Growing up I did not always fit in, but Girl
Scouts has helped me realize it is okay to be different. If people do not like you the way you are then they really are not your friends.
In the summer of 2007, 12 other girls and I went to Mexico for 12 days on a Girl Scout trip. At first, I was afraid to go without my Mom or for that matter anyone else that I knew. I was afraid that none of the other girls would like me, but from that trip I have made great friends.
In fact, going to Mexico helped me gain the confidence to go to Rome for 8 days with my high school choir the following year in April.
Also, for the past four years I have had the confidence to hawk everything imaginable at the Tri-State Rodeo as part of a fundraising project for my school.
Last but definitely not least, my family and I have sold thousands and thousands of Girl Scout cookies over the years. That requires a lot of door to door sales and calling people on the phone, some of them relative strangers. To sum up, Girl Scouts has given me the confidence to achieve my goals. Without Girl Scouts I do not know if I would have this confidence.