On my honor, I will try:

September 9, 2010

To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

My Cadette in the Wrinkled Vest.

I was a Girl Scout through the 6th grade until I deemed it too un-cool.   I’m pretty sure that it wouldn’t have made me any geekier than I already was.  Girl Scouting was a great experience.  While I hated selling cookies (Can you believe we used to go door to door, all alone?),  I did learn to sew and had the chance to camp and hike, two things I never would have experienced with my family.  

My 6th grader’s troop bridged from Juniors to Cadettes this month.   Since we’re so close to San Francisco, part of the ceremony involved walking across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge
It was a gorgeous San Francisco day.


Were you a Girl Scout?
  Or maybe a Camp Fire Girl?


  1. Yup, through high school and silver and gold awardee! Geeky? . . . Hmmm, maybe ;). Love that bridging ceremony!

  2. Me, too. I was a Mariner Scout in High School. It's how I met my husband of over 46 years, he was a Sea Scout. There were 6 marriages like ours, and only one divorce! Pretty amazing, when you think about it. I sold cookies and calendars door to door, too.

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  4. Yep, I was. I think I stopped when I was a Junior? I can't remember. I swear that experience is partly where I got my crafting bug.

  5. Girl Scout until the end of Junior High when we moved from Georgia to Virginia. Every time I build a fire I remember where I learned that skill!

  6. I was a Girl Scout too but I quit sometime in elementary school. What an awesome experience to walk across the bridge.

  7. Sadly I wasn't (complicated family dynamics). But I made up for it with our children...the boys were Scouts, played soccer, basketball, baseball, football. Our daughter was in Camp Fire and danced for many years, then she cheered for her school and a competition team.


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