Laura Summerfield, a recent Girl Scout alum and Camp WaBak counselor, and her mother, Manly Summerfield, thought they were being interviewed about their Girl Scout experience and Laura's Highest Awards. They were! But they'll also get a little surprise at the end of the interview.
Over the past year, Troop 1967 learned the essence of what it truly means to be a Girl Scout—not that they didn’t know it in their younger Girl Scout years. They now belong to a sisterhood of forever friends. They have, together, developed the courage to try new things, test their limits, and work toward goals as a team. The troop is driven to explore their community, help others, and solve problems. What started as a Silver Award project to help the church that has been so kind to them has expanded into something no one could have imagined and has brought them together as Girl Scout Sisters forever.
One action. One life-saving action by our leaders is something we will never forget. One of our troops made the trek to Savannah—the birthplace of our founder Juliette Gordon Low. On their last day there, someone needed them: a little girl who might not be here today otherwise.
Amelia Pearson, a fifth-grade Girl Scout from Forest Acres Elementary was presented with a badge that has been to the moon. President and CEO of Amelia won a national essay contest, “Girl Scouts to the Moon and Back.” The Space Science badge that has been to space on NASA’s Artemis I and was presented by President and CEO of Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands Lora Tucker. During a troop meeting at Pickens Presbyterian Church. The Artemis I mission was NASA’s first step toward the goal of sending the first woman and the first person of color to the moon.
CEO Lora Tucker told Amelia and her troop, “We are over the moon about Amelia’s success.” Since 1912, girls have explored, developed, and sharpened their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills through Girl Scouting. They lead their own adventures, team up with others, and get busy with hands-on STEM activities of their choosing.”