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女童子军新探 (Exploring New Interests with the Girl Scouts)  

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女童子军新探 (Exploring New Interests with the Girl Scouts) - 美国马尾妹 - 花旗国的半边天

我过去当了很多年的女童子军队员。从六岁参加第一 次训练到高中毕业, 我的女童子军经历有十二年之长。女童子军给了我从未有过的体验,包括我和我的队友们一起去露营,参观博物馆和参加公益活动等等。在我看来,女童子军之所以 如此被看重,是因为它赋予了女孩们崭新的经历,在轻松有趣的环境下教会她们新技能,使她们对尝试和学习新事物葆有不灭的热情。


I was a Girl Scout for many years. I joined my first troop when I was six and remained a member until I graduated high school about twelve years later. Girl Scouts definitely exposed me to new experiences—with my troop, I went on camping trips, visited museums, and worked on community service projects. In my opinion, the reason that Girl Scouts is such a valuable organization is because it exposes girls to new experiences and teaches them new skills in a fun and friendly environment that makes them enthusiastic about trying new things and learning.


In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts to allow girls to participate in activities such as camping, sports, and community service projects. At the time, the majority of recreational organizations were geared toward boys, so the Girl Scouts provided girls with a unique opportunity to explore new activities outside of the domestic sphere to which they were usually confined. This is no longer the case; there are now an abundance of recreational organizations welcoming girls, including sports leagues and youth groups, among others. Nonetheless, Girl Scouts has remained one of the most popular organizations for girls. Indeed, according to the Girl Scouts' website, the organization currently has 3.2 million members. Over 50 million women in the United States were once Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts continues to be so popular because, although girls' lives are no longer as cloistered修隐的 as they once were, the organization's focus on girl empowerment is still relevant and can have an important impact on girls' lives.


The Girl Scouts' website states that the organization seeks to help “girls build character and skills for success in the real world” and “develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.” One of the major ways in which Girl Scouts achieves this goal is by rewarding girls with badges for exploring new interests and acquiring new skills. Girls can earn badges by completing requirements in a variety of different fields, such as science and history. For the “Science in Action” badge, girls research careers in science and engineering and build model bridges. For the “Women's Stories Badge,” girls learn about contemporary events and history by interviewing older female relatives about their experiences and by visiting organizations concerned with women's issues. These and other badges encourage girls to explore new fields and activities and give them a sense of accomplishment in return for their efforts.


Although I joined Girl Scouts because a lot of my friends were doing it and I thought that it would be fun (and it was!), I learned that it was a good way to expose myself to new things. The Girl Scouts’ original purpose of getting girls outside of the home may not be as crucial as it once was, but it is an organization that can truly enrich the lives of young girls and prepare them for their future lives.


讨论:你参加过哪些在你生命中产生积极影响的活动?(Discussion Question: What activities have you participated in that positively impacted your life?)


Source:

Girl Scouts of the USA: Official Website. Girl Scouts of the United States of America, 2011. Web. 16       Apr. 2011. <http://www.girlscouts.org/>. 

Photo:
By U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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