Today we welcome Ella from Troop 2314 to share what the Girl Scout uniform means to her.
When I first walked into the Girl Scout Shop in the Nashville Service Center I was so excited. What would my new uniform look like? What color would it be? What kind of new patches could I earn? I quickly learned my new uniform would be green since I’d be crossing over to Juniors from Brownies, and I decided to choose a sash this time. I picked out all the things I’d need to complete my new uniform and loaded them into my basket. The lady helping me was just as excited as I was, and her excitement made me feel proud to be a Girl Scout. It reminded me of the very first uniform I wore as a Daisy.
Once I put on my new uniform I couldn’t stop smiling. I was ready to start filling it up with new badges by going to new places, experiencing exciting opportunities, and gaining skills to last a lifetime. It takes a lot of hard work to earn badges, but when it’s time to add a new one to the back of my sash, I know my hard work and dedication has paid off. Once I cross one badge off my list, I start working on the next one. I’m working to fill the back of my sash up with badges as fast as I can!
Luckily, I can partner with my friends in my troop, and we can help each other. It’s nice to be able to depend on each other, and that’s what I like most about belonging to my troop. We are like a group of sisters who enjoy a lot of the same kinds of things. We are all alike but still so unique and different in our own ways, and that’s what makes us special. Girl Scouts gives me a sense of purpose and belonging I can carry with me the rest of my life.