I didn’t sell girl scout cookies.
I didn’t learn survival skills or go camping.
I didn’t do any sort of fundraising whatsoever.
Our Girl Scouts were different. We were in the city. There’s no way our school will sponsor sending all of us to the province just to camp.
There’s no such thing as girl scout cookies. No one had ovens to bake anything (only bakeries had those, not every household). The kids would all end up eating them instead of selling them anyway – because, hey, cookies!
We did have a couple of weekend time at school where we played group games, sang songs, and competed between troops though.
During school days, Girl Scouts took turns raising the school flag, leading the prayer and pledge, and reading announcements during the school morning assembly outside. That was pretty cool because you got to use the microphone. And at the end of the day, the Girl Scouts also took down the flag and properly folded it away.
We also served as hall monitors on some days, ambassadors when visitors came to the school, and helpers for anything and anyone in the school.
Plus we got to wear cool green uniforms with a scarf and pins that set us apart from the rest of the pink and white regularly uniformed girls at school.
Can you say special?
Yep. That’s exactly how I felt. Special. I just wished that I was the leader because they got to have a red whistle. I wanted the red whistle.
Anyway……Can you find me?