There is not a single summer in my childhood that does not include incredibly fond memories of my time spent in Girl Scouts.
We visited beautiful places, made crafts, learned new skills…but more than anything we learned the importance of being good to one another…and even better to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Girl Scouts helped me understand what it really means to be a better woman and person.
That’s why when I had the opportunity to review Shannon Henry Kleiber’s new book On My Honor: Real Life Lessons from America’s First Girl Scout, I jumped at the chance.
The book is not only a historical account of the Girl Scouts of America’s founder, Daisy Gordon Low, but also a self-help guide for modern-day mothers who are struggling to teach their daughters the importance of simple yet commonly overlooked values such as being a good friend, healthy living, spending time outdoors, and finding interests that will encourage personal growth.
While in Girl Scouts I learned a bit about “Daisy” the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, but re-reading them now as an adult made my passion and love for the organization more deep and profound.
The book made me smile every time I turned the page and made one message abundantly clear: Everything that the Girl Scout program stands for is something that all women…and really all people should strive to attain in their own lives.
The author and her 2 daughters are currently involved in the Girl Scouting program themselves and very much appreciate the way the program provides the tools to help young girls develop into well-rounded women.
I loved this book and if your heart is as close to Girl Scouting as mine is, I suggest you give it a try.
You can find the book on Amazon here: On My Honor: Real Life Lessons from America’s First Girl Scout
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