Instead of girl scouts my mother's church has GAs. Very good program in the Southern Baptist Churches. These girls did an awesome job raising money for missions, water projects, and for the children's home ($3000 in a pancake breakfast alone) this year. G has been a part of this for 2 years now (1st-5th is the age range) and truly loves being included. She is very proud of her badges as well. She will get to keep her sash when she "graduates" in 5th grade. My parents and I are also very proud of her and enjoyed watching her receive her sash with the badges. Some of the girls participated with speaking lines. G won't be one of those due to her own shyness though she said she participated by sitting on stage with the rest of the girls as they did their program. I told her she was the "best sitter up on stage!" A little mocking of the shyness here and there never hurt me, heh.