The Journey

Red, White, Blue and Gold: Girl’s Gold Award benefits local Veteran’s Center

By Amber Durst / July 26, 2021

In 2019 during her senior year of high school, Girl Scout Amber Durst was helping move the heavy, portable fire pit into her troop leader’s truck — her troop would be performing another flag retirement ceremony at the Piedmont Area Veterans Association in Piedmont, Oklahoma. That’s when her father asked, “Why don’t you build a permanent fire pit at the veterans center?”

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From Brownies to CEO: Leading girls to become leaders

By Shannon Evers / June 30, 2021

In 1912, 18 girls gathered in the home of Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia and together, formed the first Girl Scout troop in the United States. Fast forward to the early ‘80’s in the San Francisco Bay Area, when I joined my first Girl Scout troop as a Brownie…

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