When seven Girl Scouts, who started Scouting in kindergarten and are now juniors and seniors in high school, get together, the plethora of patches affixed to their vests and memories represented by each one is quite impressive.
Troop 3402 started in 2008 and Troop 1206 started in 2010. The two troops frequently did activities together and in 2017 they chose to merge into one troop. Troop 3402 is composed of mostly Wylie and Murphy residents, all of whom attend Wylie High School.
Out of the four mom troop leaders – Lynda Youngers, Jennifer Jennings, Tracie Gaiennie and Jennifer Wynne – half were Girl Scouts when they were children.
“I talked to a parent who had a Boy Scout. They said to do something that your child can be successful in that is not sports or academic,” Lynda said, regarding why she signed her daughters up for Girl Scouts. “This is something that all kids can be successful in regardless if they are able to perform.”
Through their time serving as leaders for 12 years, they have become best friends.
“This is our girls’ night out group, which we call, ‘Girl Scout planning time,’” Lynda laughingly said.
By Karen Chaney • [email protected]