Bridging from one level to the next is an important transition in the life of a Girl Scout, as it represents a girl being aware of her achievements and ready for new adventures, challenges, and responsibilities. For that, it is especially rewarding when a girl bridges to an Adult, which is what Troop 2472 is being recognized for. As graduating Girl Scout Ambassadors, Erin, Selena, Josie, Kayla, Kira, JoJo, Monica, and Desirae will embrace what they've learned in Girl Scouting, honor how it will forever be a part of who they are, and step into the world as young women of courage, confidence, and character.
Troop 2472 joins nearly one million Girl Scouts - across the country and around the world - who volunteer their time and inspire young girls to become leaders. They are linked to an outstanding 10 million global sisters through the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and 59 million Girl Scout alumnae. Though their worldwide sisterhood is sure to add richness and fun to their lives, their individual journeys began long before now. In fact, three of the young women have been scouting together since Kindergarten. The girls have had many successes throughout the years, including earning enough money to fully fund the trip of a lifetime (Click here to read more).
With motivation to embark on their chosen educational pathways, they have collectively earned nearly $11,000 in scholarships. The well-deserved scholarships will help them venture into their selected areas of study, which include civil engineering, computer science, pediatric nursing, interior design, and pre-veterinary studies. They have elected to attend Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, Spokane Community College, and Spokane Falls Community College. One of the members, JoJo, is relocating to California to attend a culinary school. Regardless of where their routes take them, each of them is making our Girl Scout family proud.
Troop 2472 has been introduced to countless adventures and rewarding experiences through Girl Scouting. They demonstrate how beneficial it is to remain active in Girl Scouts all the way through adulthood. Above all, they have become role models to all girls by sharing their experiences and inspiring them to dream big. Congratulations, young ladies, it won't be long before we see you change the world. Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.
Click here to view more pictures from Service Unit 432 Bridging Ceremony that took place on June 6.