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May 1, 2013 at 04:14pm
Before I began my internship at Girl Scouts I was very unsure about my leadership skills. I have always been the type of person that shied away from taking initiative and playing the role of a leader. I am grateful to the Girl Scouts organization for providing me with this opportunity and allowing me to be a Girl Scouts in ACTION leader. I have developed skills needed to become a great leader by working with diverse groups and implementing a curriculum that focused on teaching the girls about financial literacy. It has also pushed me to step up and take charge when unexpected situations arise. That is something that I never would have done before this experience.
I would highly recommend volunteering at Girl Scouts if you are a person who loves to work in group settings and would like to enhance your leadership skills. This is such a great opportunity to build your confidence when it comes to working with small groups. It pushes you to do things that you never would have thought you could do. Not only will it help you develop leadership skills but you always get a chance to build strong relationships with the girls who are apart of the program. You become their role model in a sense. It is such an empowering feeling to know that these girls look up to you for guidance. Volunteering at Girl Scouts is truly a rewarding experience!
Girl Scouts in ACTION Intern
Waite Park Regional Center, supervisor Leah Voss
Student at St. Cloud State University
May 1, 2013