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So, with the Girls Scouts Cookie fundraiser underway and everyone debating what cookies are the best, I got to thinking that there should be a thread where we can all talk about our scouting experiences. I know there are the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, but I am pretty sure there are equivalents to these all over the world. So what better way to compare and contrast all these lifeskill building programs by talking about it! I was a Girl Scout. I was only one for 1 and half years, when I was 11-12 years old. I was a Junior Scout. I remember loving it so much, and in the place where I lived, I was the only Junior scout in my district (yey rural communities) so my foster mom was my troop leader (she was also the Brownie and Cadet Leaders for the district). I ended up earning EVERY single badge in the Junior Girl Scout handbook. I remember going to multiple camps at the Wisconsin Girl Scout camp, Camp Sacajawea. I especially enjoyed the horse camps, and I remember having to care for and ride this old horse named Thomas (very sweet old horse). In our trail rides, we always had to follow one another single file, and there was this girl behind me who had this horse the farted all the time on our trail rides. Other than my horse care badge unit and wilderness unit (getting all the badges at once that had similarities), I don't remember much else in the way of badge getting. Since it's cookie time, I must brag just a little bit. The year that I sold cookies, I sold over 4000 boxes, and ended up getting a massive white teddy bear (the theme was "Dream Big" that year), a t-shirt, some patches, and national recognition as a top cookie seller for that year. I had no competition so it was fairly easy. I still have that teddy bear, and it reminds me of some of the best direction and drive I had through some of my toughest years in foster care. It was a fun experience overall, and looking back, I must have been quite the dorky geek, but who cares what other people think? Were you a boy/girl scout?
I'm at a loss for words. For the record, I LOVE Girl Scouts cookies. Especially thin mints. I don't buy them often. I bought some tonight and this was the first time I bought Girl Scout cookies in a couple years because when I buy Girl Scout cookies, I make them disappear. Anyway, I just saw a commercial for it on TV so it HAS to be real. You guys, if I see this stuff at the store, I'm buying all of it. Then I will go home and drink coffee by the gallon.