Girl Scouts My Way: Jamie’s Story - Today's Mama

Girl Scouts My Way: Jamie’s Story

Girl Scouts My Way!
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Meet Jamie. Jamie is a Girl Scout and has been since she was five years old. When she was younger, Jamie was in a Girl Scout troop but as she got older and busier she found that being a Juliette was a better fit for her. As a Juliette, Jamie was able to participate in her favorite Girl Scout activities (like service, camp, and cookies) while still balancing school, volunteering, performing, cheerleading, drill team, and earning biology and science awards.

On April 10, 2010, Jamie was recognized along with dozens of her sister Girl Scouts at the Recognition of Excellence event in Salt Lake. Because of her accomplishments as a Girl Scout and her exceptional commitment to service, Jamie was awarded the Cornelia Benton Scholarship and was honored as a Graduating Girl Scout Ambassador.

Jamie is an extraordinary young woman and she attributes her success to being a Girl Scout. Jamie said, “Girl Scouting helps you to believe in yourself and teaches you how to succeed in your talents, school and community.”

No matter your schedule, your interests, your talents, your life… Girl Scouting is for you! Girl Scouting will help you achieve your goals and reach new heights. So, even when your life gets over-scheduled, don’t give up on Girl Scouts. Don’t give up on the possibilities! Follow Jamie’s example and find the best fit for you. That’s the beauty of the Juliette program. You can choose when and how you participate while being true to your goals and interests.

Contrary to popular belief, the Girl Scout experience is not limited to troops. Juliettes are Girl Scouts of all grade levels who are not affiliated with a troop. Working with a parent or other caring adult, Juliettes create their own unique Girl Scout experience their way, charting their own course that may lead them to camp, Journeys, badge work, cookies, service, leadership, and so much more. The possibilities are endless! For more information about Girl Scout Juliettes, visit or call (801) 265-8472.

We are privileged to count Jamie as one of our own. Her future is bright and her Girl Scout voyage has prepared her well. Her Girl Scout experience will illuminate her path as she sets off to accomplish great things.

“Girl Scouting teaches you so many things that help you prepare for the future. Girl Scouting teaches you how important it is to work hard and accomplish your goals. It teaches you how to get along with others and work on a team to get things accomplished. Girl Scouting gives you the confidence to know that you can do anything you put your mind to. Girl Scouting also teaches you about service and how to care for others which is one of the most important lessons I can use when I start to begin a family after college. Girl Scouting teaches you to help your community and to strive to be the best you can be.” – Jamie, Graduating Girl Scout Ambassador