Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout

by | Apr 1, 2021 | Latest

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.

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By Karen Chaney[email protected]

 

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