For Girl Scout Alumnae
Share Your Girl Scout Story
Girl Scouts Forever
Girl scouting is something that will always be apart of my life. I started Girl Scouts as a Brownie Scout, and I immediately got really involved with it. I started out with a wonderful troop of girls, and we stayed together through our girl scouting experience until we were senior scouts and seniors in high school. I even shared my scouting experience with my mom as she was one of our leaders, and she would share her own scouting experiences with me. Through my 13 years in Girl Scouts, we did many, many hours of community service, volunteer work, and trips together. We even took a ten day adventure to London, England and stayed at the Girl Scout center Pax Lodge. Our troop wanted to experience everything together and that includes earning our Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards together. We supported one another and constantly encouraged each other to succeed both in scouting and as individuals, and we still maintain friendships today as seniors in college. After graduating from scouting and from high school I still maintain a personal relationship with the Girl Scouts when I joined Kappa Delta Sorority in 2008 as a freshmen in college. One of our philanthropies in the Girl Scouts of the USA, and we do many activities every semester with them. Even though I will soon graduate college, I know that down the road I will be involved with scouting in some way. Girl Scouting has taught me many things, and I am always proud to tell people my involvement with the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Submitted by Jessie Stringer
Girl Scouts helped me to become independent and self-sufficient. Pathfinders rocks!
Submitted by Colleen Brown
Girl Scout Memories
In 1972 I joined a Brownie Troop in Biloxi, MS at Keesler AFB and my Brownie leader was a young military captain and a man, Captain Zambs. I will never forget his name nor have I ever forgotten the names of each of the leaders along the way. From Brownie to Junior to Cadette and then to Senior Scouts, I loved Scouting more than most anything else I ever was involved in. My summers were committed to camp at Camp Iti Kana in Wiggins, MS from camper all the way to Assistant Camp Director, Aquatics Director, and CIT Director. The only thing that kept me from camp was getting married and becoming a mother.
Girl Scouts has formed the person that I am and has helped me through many things along the way. I now work for the Southeast Louisiana Council, Boy Scouts of America where I have been for 14 years. While I may not be working with young girls, just the opportunity to work with young people and help to establish in them good character and great memories is very rewarding to me.
I am thankful to Girl Scouting as this program launched me in the right direction in life. I am proud to be a Scouting alumnae.
Submitted by Nancy Allen
Once a Girl Scout always a Girl Scout
I wish I could have stayed in town for the big reunion. I would have to say the last one I went to was probably back in 1987. I worked as a CWP Lifeguard the summer of 1987. It was one of the best experiences in my life. My Camp name back then was Casper. I guess you can say that I "disappeared" after that, and it would be true. I joined the Army the following spring and have not lived in Louisiana again. While on active duty and stationed in Germany I continued my service the Girl Scouts assisting with a local Brownie troop consisting of soldiers family. I was given the opportunity to spend time with some of my girls at local German events as well.
One that sticks out in my mind is the summer I worked at CWP. During our training week one of the counselors asked how many snakes would we see or have to deal with..we were told oh, in ten years I might have seen just one or two...the first week we saw the lake was full of them.so much for swimming in the lake.
Submitted by Genny Honeycutt
My First Trip to Camp Marydale
I remember telling my mom that I will not make it through the day because I was so excited about having the bus pick me up after school, and take my troop to Camp Marydale. At Camp Marydale, I ate my very first s'more. I learned how to horseback ride, canoe, and do pottery. The memories I have are phenomenal. I remember at troop meetings, we would have refreshments and do badges such as, sewing and 4H. Girl Scouts was really inspiring to me. I would love to relive those days.
Submitted by Leigh Karney
I can remember working on a safety badge (I think it was Brownies) and telling my mother that the toaster was not in a safe place located on the counter top but underneath a very low cabinet! Submitted by Melynda Rodrigue
When I was at resident camp and the entire unit woke up in the middle of the night and rolled another unit with toilet paper! Not too environmentally friendly, but fun!!!! We were having "unit wars" at the time.
Another time, I was a camp counselor and we put another counselor's bed in a canoe in the middle of the lake and left clues for her to find it! It was floating in Timber Lake, made up with sheets and her sleeping bag and pillow. The teddy bear was even included on the bed, in a life jacket, of course! Safety first!!!!
Submitted by Allison Pastor
What is your fondest Girl Scout memory?
Perhaps it was camping out for the first time or attending a father/daughter dance. We want to hear it! Please take a moment and share your own Girl Scout story. Selected stories are posted on the council website. Email your wonderful story to Hillary Christiansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.