There's fun for everyone. Even adults can become adult Girl Scouts by volunteering as a troop leader or co-leader. Actually, leaders are sorely needed in Logan County. Last year between 30-40 girls did not get to join in on the fun because there were not enough leaders. Adults volunteer now; support the girls of Logan County. Girls join the fun and build courage, confidence and character.
Troop 825 is a group of older girls that have continued to find Girl Scouting fun and challenging. Four of the girls have been in scouting 10 or more years while the other two girls have been scouts for 3 years.
Truly, anyone can become a Scout at any age. The Scouting program goals are to build courage, confidence and character. Building courage and confidence means that sometimes the girls have to reach beyond themselves to help others, to overcome a fear or learn to trust others and to not be afraid to call on them. By learning to help others, becoming more confident in themselves, and serving in leadership roles in their communities, school, and in Scouts the girls build character.
One of the girls summed up Scouting by saying, “It's a way to have fun being a leader and serving others.”
Five of the six girls in Troop 825 will be attending high school in the fall; the sixth girl will be attending Perdue University in Indiana on an academic scholarship. The five of the remaining girls are presently working toward their Gold Award, the highest award given in Girl Scouts.
The Gold Award has many requirements but by far the most labor intensive is the 65 hour project that has to be completed. Even though it sounds like a lot of work the pictures show that you can have fun while working toward your goals.
For more information on being an adult volunteer and starting your own troop, feel free to contact Debby Ison at 725-2028.