To the Former Girls of Troop 45487

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You’ve drifted away into the world without us.  I get it.  I do.  I was young once too.  I understand that your interests changed, you were given the choice between scouts and sports and band and the million other options that young people have today.  For some of you, you didn’t like the expectations placed on you.  You didn’t like the cause and effect of rules and consequences.  Others simply moved away.  Some of you never want to go into the woods or a crafting session or see another cookie again in your lives.

I get it.

But see, scouting to me is more than that stuff.  So here’s some things I hope you learned in your time with Troop 45487.

  • To define your values
  • To represent and defend your values
  • To live by the Girl Scout Law and Promise
  • To leave no trace in the world
  • To leave your mark in the world
  • To compromise
  • To create
  • To celebrate
  • To work hard, and push through the pain
  • To sympathize with those with less than you
  • To empathize with the human condition
  • To serve the world faithfully, regardless of your faith
  • Table manners
  • Knife safety
  • To put up a tent
  • To survive in the rain, snow, and sun without complaint
  • To cook, clean, and care for yourself
  • To make friends
  • To make mentors
  • To be a mentor
  • To do what you love
  • And defend what you do

They say, “Once a Girl Scout, Always A Girl Scout” and I dont know if that’s true… but I promise you, I’ll always be your leader.

XOXO Miss Sarah


I’ve committed to writing 30 letters in 30 days, according to the 30 Day Letter Challenge.  To learn more about my project, check out my introduction.

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