Over the last 100 years, Girl Scouts has been the preeminent organization dedicated to helping all girls develop the confidence, determination, and skills needed to thrive in today's world. The tradition of Girl Scouts has been sustained throughout families by continuing to inspire, challenge, and empower girls for generations. And like many, the Glasgow family helps continue that tradition.
Meet Michelle Glasgow: Troop Leader, Area Cookie Manager, and mother of three Girl Scouts.
For the past 10 years, Glasgow has been a part of Girl Scouts and has experienced everything from organizing cookie inventory, serving as a mentor to new leaders, updating local Facebook pages, and co-leading multiple troops, including a multi-level troop with over 30 girls. Oh, and did we mention that she even co-leads Girl Scout troops with her mother and now her oldest daughter?
Michelle first got involved with Girl Scouts with her oldest daughter, Harley. Michelle and her husband were looking for leadership programming to expose Harley to new opportunities and help her grow confidence – and found the perfect fit, Girl Scouts.
After realizing that Girl Scouts was a great fit for her daughter, Michelle was quick to sign up her other two daughters, Savanah and Storm, once they became of age. Serving as a troop leader for all of her girls, Michelle introduced her mother, Jackie, to Girl Scouts seven years ago and they’ve continued to co-lead troops together ever since.
And in following with family tradition, Harley, once completing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience at age 18, now leads a Girl Scout troop of her own.
When a girl is involved with Girl Scouts, she gets the Girl Scout Leadership Experience – a collection of activities and experiences girls have while they earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors at one of four exciting camps, and do Take Action projects that make the world a better place. There’s no better feeling than watching a girl conquer her challenges, venture beyond her comfort zone, and realize how awesome it is to be a girl and a Girl Scout.
To learn more, visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call 800-284-4475.