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A Girl Scout Leader is Someone Who...

The Green Angel

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Every Girl Brings With Her A Precious Gift

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A Girl Scout Leader is Someone Who...

Tries to listen to 10 little girls' conversations all at the same time.
Wakes up in the middle of the night worrying about the girls who weren't at the last meeting.
Calls 5 mothers about the one galosh that was left at the meeting place.
Finds that cookies, Kool-Aid, and kind words will help solve most any girl's problems.
Attends hours of training and how-to sessions only to discover that the meaning of Girl Scouts is at the bottom of her own heart.
Remembers to bring insect repellant.
Says "Yes, I'll do it!" when it should be "No, no, a thousand times no!"
Gets a warning ticket from the State Patrol with a station wagon full of very quiet girls.
Is a friend to the friendless and a foe only to big brothers who throw rocks.
Breathes deeply of the wonderful silence after they all go home but looks forward to the meeting next week.
Sings "Kookaburra" in the shower.
Knows that the secret of eternal youth is not at the cosmetic counter but in meeting with it every week.
Gives and gives and gives and gets: sticky kisses, shy hugs, sly winks, and not much later, wedding invitations and baby announcements.
A GIRL SCOUT LEADER IS SOMEONE WHO IS VERY SPECIAL!

Mid-Continent Council of Girl Scouts

 

The Green Angel

I dreamed I went to Heaven
And saw among the dead
An Angel dressed in Green
A halo 'round her head.

And she looked kind of funny
Midst all the glaring white,
The others asked her jealously
What gave her such right?

I'm just a Girl Scout Leader.
I lay no hold to fame,
But being such a person
Means more than just the name.

My jobs on earth were many,
Praise and thanks were few.
I did more work in one day,
Than ten people ought to do.

I was a tin can cooker,
A hiker, a pathfinder;
I've also been an artist,
A sailor, a bookbinder,
I taught jumping jills to dance,
I taught parrots to sing:
I made saints out of hoodlums,
While mama had her fling.

I walked the streets till my feet
Felt like a ton of bricks,
Selling Girl Scout Cookies now
The mere thought makes me sick.

But it was all a lot of fun,
Life never was a bore,
See-- This role isn't new to me,
"I've been an angel before."

 

Volunteers...God Bless Them!

Many will be shocked to find
When the day of judgement nears
That there is a special place in heaven
Set aside for volunteers.

Furnished with big recliners,
Satin couches and footstools,
Where there are no committee chairs,
Not troop leaders or carpools.

No eager team that needs a coach,
No bazaar and no bake sale.
There will be nothing to staple,
Not one thing to fold or mail.

Telephone lists will be outlawed,
But a finger snap will bring
Cool drinks and gourmet dinners
And treats fit for a king.

You ask, "Who'll serve these privileged few
And work for all they're worth?"
Why, all those who reaped the benefits
And not once volunteered on earth.

Thanks so much for all you do!

 

Every Girl Brings With Her A Precious Gift

One girl brings intelligence- the challenge of her sparkling mind keeps me continually learning.
One girl brings laughter- the challenge of her ready wit keeps me from taking myself too seriously.
One girl brings simplicity- the challenge of her unquestioning acceptance keeps me honest.
One girl brings skepticism- the challenge of her "show me" attitude keeps me from ever trying to bluff my way through something.
One girl brings curiosity- the challenge of her continuing questions keeps me on my toes.
One girl brings kindness- the challenge of her radiating warmth keeps me from forgetting the importance of hugs.
One girl brings super activity- the challenge of her boundless energy keeps me moving and free from laziness.
Every girl brings with her a precious gift.
Grant that I may always look for, and nurture, that precious gift in every girl.

Helen K, Division Commissioner for Opeongo Division, Ontario

 

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