Saturday, March 19, 2016
The story of two archery competitors who built a lifetime friendship and how selling Girl Scout cookies helped bring them together.
Erin lives in Monroe and her interest in archery started when she was just eight years old and saw her grandmother’s bow. She asked her parents what it was and the rest was history. She did lessons and practiced for several years then joined a team that would bring her to tournaments around the country. Erin’s older sister and mother enjoy the sport as well.
For Faith who lives in Shoreline, archery began as more of a family affair. She started shooting when she was just over four years old. She watched her and brother go to archery tournaments with her dad and she wanted to join in on the fun. Her mother Karen even picked up the sport and they all enjoy traveling to competitions together.
When it came time to sell Girl Scout cookies last year, Faith began asking around at practice if anyone wanted to buy cookies. When she realized how many sales were coming in, she decided to split all of her sales with Erin despite being in a different troop. They worked together and supported one another by splitting all of their pre-sales down the middle.
Girl Scouts not only helps girls succeed academically, but also helps them build critical social and emotional skills that result in more confidence, more resiliency, and more overall success in their future careers. This is just one example of girls demonstrating leadership by working together. We believe every girl has an important role to play and when girls succeed, so does society.