Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I'm Finally A Girl Scout! (sort of)

One of the consequences of being an immigrant kid is missing out on some staples of an American childhood. My classmates would head off to something called "Girl Scouts," for example, and I had no clue what they were experiencing—until I read about the organization in a library book, of course. In fact, I acquired most of my cultural knowledge and fluency in Americana via my library card, but even books couldn't completely erase that left-out feeling. Maybe that's why I'm so thrilled to be featured as a Storyteller this month over at their Studio (in excellent company, by the way—browse the list of other authors). Thanks, Girl Scouts of the USA!


  1. Dear Mitali and everyone who like me wanted to be a Girl Scout as a girl but couldn't be....

    We regard everyone who pays $12.00 and accepts the Promise and Law as a Girl Scout. Anyone 18 and over, male or female can join and be a Girl Scout. And we adult Girl Scouts have just as much fun as the girls - sometimes more! because we know that no one cares if we act like crazy people. Being a Girl Scout Volunteer for the last xx years has made my life so much richer, and I hope I have made some girls' lives a little better too. I've done a lot of volunteer and paid jobs in my life but being a GS volunteer - it's the top!

  2. You are right! You must have set yourself some goals and try to reach them. Without our "carrot on the stick" in front of us, we wouldn't achieve anything. co kupic na komunie

  3. I remember that we had to use Polish Interpreter for our girl scouts in the UK as we have had many scouts from there. They were very rigours.