29 Jan

Failure Is A Good Thing When You Learn From It

By Elizabeth Crowell, Brownie Leader of Troop 2292 in Brooklyn and Leadership Advisory Board Member

As a senior in college, I was nervous about my next step in life. After all, everything I had done up until the age of 22 was decided for me: go to school, graduate high school, and then go to college. I had worked a bunch of different... Read more »
16 Jan

January 17th is Thank Your Mentor Day

January 2013 marks the 12th anniversary of National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign to encourage volunteers to become mentors for young people and to honor those who already are mentors.

As a highlight of National Mentoring Month 2013, Thank Your Mentor Day will be celebrated on January 17. On that day, Americans thank and honor those individuals who encouraged... Read more »
02 Jan

Courage, Confidence, Character ... And Community Service



By Maribeth Dono, Junior Leader of Troop 2700 in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

During Hurricane Sandy and in the days we were stuck at home immediately following, I was communicating with a bunch of friends on Facebook to keep from going stir-crazy. We wanted to do something to help, but every volunteering opportunity was for... Read more »