Alumnae – Testimonials
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“When I was a little girl I was extremely creative, but had a problem with shyness. it wasn’t that I couldn’t make friends, I was just painfully shy. I couldn’t seem to speak in groups of more than two people, and I had a difficult time stating an opinion to someone else. My mother signed me up for Girl Scouts and became my troop leader, it did not take me very long after that to find my voice. with my new found “sisters” I felt like I could take on anything. I even managed to gather the courage to present facts about another country in front of over 100 people (when I was in the 1st grade) all because my very own group of friends was behind me. Being a Girl Scout when I was younger truly changed my path in life. G.S. taught me to follow what I dreamed, honestly, for lack of sounding cheesey, without my troops from when I was younger I probably would have never pursued my art or my writing, it was having those girls in my life for those years that encouraged me to be me, and not be scarred of what someone else might think. And now I am passing that lesson onto my daughters. I don’t think there is anything more important in their lives than a good support system and people who believe in and encourage them. every little girl needs that!”
– Alicia Fladager Ballenger, Living in Montana
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