My name is Dannesha and I joined Girl Scouts at the age of 6. I started as a Girl Scout Brownie at Hull Jackson Montessori in first grade and have proudly been a Girl Scout for nine years. Thanks to my parents, I’ve been a Stellar Seller from the very beginning of my Girl Scout journey. I believe this is because my parents have always supported and encouraged me to put in the work with booth sales in the sun, rain, sleet, and snow. My mom taught me that when I believe in myself, have determination, and put in the work, I will eventually achieve my goals. I have learned I achieve the best results when I am dedicated to my goals. My mother and my little brother are my best helpers and I am blessed to have a strong support team from my family, friends, and church members.
When I am not selling Girl Scout Cookies, I keep busy by participating in sports. I always find time to sell Fall Product and take Girl Scout Cookie orders, even if that means going from booth sales directly to my basketball games. Sometimes it feels like I am running all the time, but it’s worth it when I see the results from my hard work.
Selling Girl Scout Cookies has helped me learn better communication and made me more independent and outgoing. I still sell door-to-door in my neighborhood. Getting to know my neighbors personally has been a great part of my selling efforts. They anxiously wait for me to come to their house with my cookie form each year. Setting goals and reaching them has helped me and my troop have the opportunity to take many trips that have exposed us to different experiences.
One of the reasons I love Girl Scouts so much is it helps me do my best and set a good example for other Girl Scouts. I have earned the Silver Award and am now in the process of working toward my Gold Award!
Being a Girl Scout has taught me life lessons that I will continue to use as I grow up, and I am thankful for this opportunity. I certainly take these words to heart, “On my honor, I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.”