COOKEVILLE – When people hear Girl Scouts, the first thing they think of is cookies. In reality, there are so many other opportunities for girls to take on! Girl Scouts in Cookeville are doing just that – exploring the world and finding their passions.
Troop 600 learned about entrepreneurship when they decided to plan and budget for two years to travel to Hawaii. With the help of the Girl Scout Cookie and Fall Product Programs, the girls were able to set a goal and reach it.
Getting outside is a passion for Troop 2801. They enjoy exploring being in the fresh air and recently learned about geocaching, where they can connect with others by navigational techniques and finding containers.
What girls learn in Girl Scouts can also have an impact on them later in life. Madison Gentry started as a Girl Scout Daisy and went on to earn her Gold Award and become Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force.
“Having the opportunity of being a Girl Scout for twelve years taught me how to have confidence in myself as a leader, inspired me to be ambitious and encouraged me to always have a passionate attitude in the duties I performed,” says Gentry.
With Girl Scouts, girls, like those in Troops 600 and 2801, are given the chance to explore, challenge themselves and see what they are capable of doing. And, like Madison, they can use those opportunities as a way to continue to grow. For more information, visit gsmidtn.org.