Girl Scout Daisy Troop 2100 last week made cards and banners to send to the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris in honor of Veterans Day. The Scouts wanted all Veterans to know that we love them and want to thank them for being so brave.
We talked about the importance of these men and women both historically as well as how their service and sacrifice effects our every day life. We talked about the importance of Veterans Day and how it gives us all the opportunity to remember and honor these brave men and women for their bravery and selflessness.
We talked about the service men and women we have in our families who are currently on active duty and the veterans in our families who have served in the past. We discussed words we could use to describe these special men and women and it was during this discussion that they began to draw parallels between the words we were using to describe our Veterans and words that describe us as Girl Scouts:
The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.