Future leaders of America
A special person who has been a part of the Girl Scout world for about 40 years and should be recognized for her hard work and dedication is Mrs. Gail Lenkiewicz. She is the community chairperson and is also a wonderful troop leader. I had the pleasure of having her as my leader, and I know that she should definitely be rewarded for all she’s done for these troops. All the nights she has had to sort through Girl Scout cookies and other fundraising products must have been long and stressful. Trust me, every year there is so much to sort through, and Mrs. Lenkiewicz has never called it quits and has always remained dedicated to the Girl Scouts. Her organizational skills and persistence in having the girls earn their patches greatly benefit the program. Equally important, Mrs. Lenkiewicz was always there for you to talk to if you needed someone. My troop and I knew we could come to her for anything and get her helpful advice, and she’d consistently be there for us. Her wise words and the many duties she’s performed should not go unnoticed.
More girls should join Girl Scouts for the outstanding pleasure you get from it all. Girls will be able to make long-lasting friends, do good in the community, explore, experience and make a difference in society. Above all, you’ll have a load of fun; I know I did. The Girl Scouts have been around for a long time and hopefully will continue to achieve success through participation by young girls everywhere who will become our leaders of the future.
[Victoria Davis is a freshman at Keuka College in Penn Yan, NY, where she is taking a class in public relations.]