Have you ever wondered what kind of adventures could come from being a Girl Scout? Well, meet Josie Daniels, who was once a Girl Scout just like you! She started as a Daisy at five years old, and then she continued through high school - earning her precious medal awards, including the coveted Gold Award along the way. Josie was also one of the delegates that represented GSEWNI at the 2011 GSUSA National Conference in Texas. She constantly stayed involved with the Girl Scout Movement all through her college years at Eastern Washington University while working at the GSEWNI Day Camp and Camp Four Echoes. After college, Josie went on to earn a volunteer position in Sangam, a World Centre of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, WAGGGS. This volunteer job involved exciting fun and a truly one-of-a-kind adventure in Pune, India.
In order to be chosen for this incredible experience, a girl must possess specific scouting skills like fundamentals, guiding principles and outdoor experience. The application process takes a long time. With only five of these particular positions available and more than one hundred applications submitted every year, the competition was fierce. However, Josie’s years of experience with Girl Scouts made her a spectacular standout candidate for the volunteer position! When asked about her experience volunteering abroad, Josie said, “My roles as a volunteer required me to lead international events, run sessions on the latest initiatives, provide tours of the neighborhood and city, support the day-to-day operations of the World Centre, and help run community service projects with the local community.” Josie’s passion for Girl Scouts led her to this amazing volunteer opportunity and the unbelievable adventures that came along with it.
Life as a Girl Scout has endless possibilities. These adventures can create opportunities that go way beyond your own front door and community. The dedication Josie had as a Girl Scout created a pathway to her memorable experience in India!