Sara Smith says, "I want our camps to be around for my daughter's children"
I grew up in northern Wisconsin and was in Girl Scouts from about 2nd grade through 6th grade. In that short amount of time, I was able to do so many things like go to horse camp at Camp Roundelay during the summer and even attend the 75th anniversary of Girl Scouts celebration at the Metrodome. It was amazing to met so many other girls from around Minnesota and Wisconsin. I wanted my daughter to have that same opportunity to gain independence and learn new skills. I’ve watched her go from being an incredibly shy Kindergartner to now being excited about her second year of Caddie training so that she can lead a group of younger girls at day camp. It’s been amazing seeing her blossom! I feel like there are girls out there who would really benefit from Girl Scouts but they don’t have the opportunity. When I was filling out my Daisy’s Circle pledge form at the Annual Meeting, my daughter asked me what I was doing. I explained that I was signing up to make monthly donations so that other girls could have the same experiences she is having while in Girl Scouts. I can give up getting my fancy coffees on my way to work 3 to 4 times a month if it means providing that experience for more girls. I want our camps to be around for my daughter’s children.