motivation monday: girl scouts & fire fighters

by Barb on May 19, 2013

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Girls Scouts at Fire StationLast Monday, as part of our regular Girl Scout meeting, my co-leaders and I took our Daisies and Brownies across the street to the local fire station. Imagine our surprise when we found a female firefighter waiting to give us a tour of the station!

First, Karen showed us the clothes and equipment fire fighters wear. Each girl had a chance to try on the heavy clothes and helmets. Then we checked out the different trucks and talked about how each one is used. After thanking the firefighters, we walked back across the street with our fire fighting bags and colored our hearts out. We also talked again about calling 911 and what to do if there’s a fire in our home.

As a Girl Scout leader, I love showing the girls ways they can be part of the community and be leaders in the community. When I was in Girl Scouts, we never visited a fire station or saw a female fire fighter. Maybe they were there, maybe they weren’t. Even though it was the late 70′s and early 80′s, I didn’t have the same role models Girl Scouts encounter today. Hopefully, in their lifetime, and maybe even in mine, we’ll have a female president. In my lifetime, I’ve already seen three female secretaries of state including an African American woman, a female Supreme Court judge, female astronauts, and the first African American female senator.

Though I initially hesitated about becoming a Girl Scout leader, I am happy I accepted the challenge as I see each girl grow. I’m looking forward to our second year as a troop, and many more years to come!

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After working in the fundraising world for over ten years, Barb is an avid runner, writer, photographer, parent volunteer, and lover of dictionaries and thesauruses. Wife to an engineer and mom to 5 kids, Barb lives in the suburbs of Philly. Her idea of relaxation is an afternoon on the couch with a stack of books.

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Michelle May 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

When we did our fire department tour, there was no woman to lead it, although there are women on the force. That said, we didn’t get any coloring books ;) The biggest memory the girls in our troop have of that day last year is sitting in the jail cell and learning about what they eat in jail. SO cute with the girls in the fire gear. I love it!
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Janine Thompson May 19, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Thanks so much for featuring my Butter workout! I appreciate you doing this link up each week!
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Diane Balch May 20, 2013 at 8:49 am

I was involved in scouting for many years it is both rewarding for the leaders and the girls… so many more wonderful opportunities than when we were little.
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Bay @ Queen Mother Blog May 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm

That is so awesome that there was a female firefighter for your scout tour! I feel like I’ve been on countless fire station tours and never see a female. Great for the girls to see!
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