Jeannie Butler was a Girl Scout Brownie in Middle Tennessee when her family was transferred to Guam for her father’s deployment (pictured left). As any Girl Scout would, Jeannie turned the move into an adventure and quickly got plugged in with the local council of Girl Scouts.
During her time in Guam, Jeannie remembers learning new skills, earning badges and proudly wearing her uniform to weekly troop meetings. Her troop was taught to be a troop of service, and spent time helping others and serving the soldiers and veterans stationed in Guam. One of her favorite memories was earning her sewing badges – she even became a professional seamstress after learning those skills!
After bridging to a Girl Scout Junior, Jeannie’s family moved to California, then back to Tennessee, where she continued to learn and portray what it means to be a girl of courage, confidence and character into her high school years.
For more than 30 years, Jeannie has been passing on the lessons she learned as a Girl Scout, and today she serves as leader for Troop 41 and on the leadership team for Service Unit 054. Jeannie leads her troop to be a troop of service, and her Girl Scouts have spent many hours working with veterans and enlisted soldiers. They visit the VA, send gifts to soldiers and squadrons, and even earned their Bronze Award by working with the military. Jeannie urges girls to stay involved and promises that Girl Scouting will make an impact in girls’ lives and the lives of others!
Thank you to Jeannie for sharing your Girl Scout journey with us! We are grateful for your years of teaching your troop to unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader).