“It is not just the girls that are impacted. They have changed and molded us as well”

Mallory N. is a Girl Scouting in the School Day (GSSD) leader. Thank you Mallory for helping give all girls a chance to be Girl Scouts!

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What do you enjoy most about being a Girl Scout leader?

“What I enjoy most about being a Girl Scout leader is that I get to impact and interact with the girls every day and that feeling is extremely rewarding.  It’s the sort of reward that can pull you out of bed in the mornings even if you’re tired, which I believe is difficult to find in a job these days. Some of our girls have gone through (and are going through) some very tragic difficulties in their lives and we, the Girl Scouting in the School Day team, are able to be the escape that they need.  We get to impact. We get to mold. We get to change.  And that’s something that cannot be bought. However, it is not just the girls that are impacted. They have changed and molded us as well. The girls have made me a better person, a better friend, younger at heart, and a better leader. I love what I do, whom I do it with, and whom I do it for.”

What do you hope others can learn from your leadership?

“Find a good leader or mentor and welcome constructive criticism. Be a good follower. Find laughter and joy in every day. And if you work with children, listen to them when they talk to you- even if it’s about Justin Bieber or how they lost their Hello Kitty binder. And most importantly, never stop growing because no matter how good we think we are at what we do, and no matter how old we get, there’s always room for growth.”

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