09 January 2010

If only everyone did this ~

Here's another piece of the great mural on the west wall of the Girl Scout headquarters building on Broadway. I particularly love the merit badges that form the border. Stretching along the wall's expanse is a ribbon that contains the Girl Scout promise and the Girl Scout Law. Here they are:

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try: To serve God* and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.

The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
* The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.

Seemingly simple words but they hold a lot of power. Millions of young girls pledging to "make the world a better place" is certainly inspiring.

Why do you think keeping such a simple pledge is so elusive?


  1. Two of our three daughters are in girl scouting. The youngest isn't old enough yet. We've sold lots of thin mints . . .
    My great aunt and uncle used to live in Tucson YEARS ago!

  2. I think it is truly a wonderful program for girls. And the cookie fundraising is pretty great, too! (: