On some days we are reminded of the great things about our youth. I was fortunate to be invited by Suzie Gessner, Director of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, Inc. to attend their annual fund-raising event at the Olmsted on Frankfort Avenue here in Louisville. It was great sharing this experience with people like Ed Martin – CFO, Cynthia Weller – Council President, Sharon Handy - past President, Meredith Parente – volunteer and several others. These people deserve a great round of appreciation for the work they do.
We heard four young ladies recount their experiences and also from some of the leaders who have been involved with helping the personal development of girl scouts for many years. Again, our praises should go out to both! If you would like to donate to help support their activities simply go to Donate to Ky Girl Scouts and pledge whatever you can.
I guess I have a special interest. My wife, Debbie, grew up scouting. As a matter of fact, Debbie’s mom, Wilma Valentine, and her aunt, Wanna Elovitz, started a granny troop in Lexington several years ago. Although her sister has passed on, my mother-in-law is now 86 years old. She and her friends still go to a camp northeast of Lexington for two or three days each year! More importantly, they pledge to help support underprivileged girls to attend camp!
So, I have three questions for you:
As a friend, would you rather have someone who exhibited those qualities which are taught by the scouting program or someone who didn’t?
If you were an employer, would you rather have an employee who exhibited those qualities taught by the scouting program or someone who didn’t?
If you were looking for a business partner, would you rather have a partner who exhibited those qualities taught by the scouting program or someone who didn’t?