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Column - March 9, 2012

Going for the Gold in scouting

by Jeb Bing

Rebecca Rodriguez, who turns 17 next week, has been in Scouting since she was a toddler in a stroller, remembering those trips her older brother and sisters took her on to meetings and events. Last week, hosting a "Safety Smarts" rally at Lydiksen Elementary School, she took her last leap toward achieving the coveted Gold Award, the top award in the Girl Scouts and the equivalent of the Boy Scout Eagle Award.

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Posted by Great, but......., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 9, 2012 at 7:44 am

Girl Scouts are great, but I know someone whose daughter was told sorry, thre is no room for you in any of the existing troops, so if you want to be in Girl Scouts you must start your own troop. This was the answer she got from the Girl Scout Council, and when she approached an existing troop at her school she was told they did not have room for more girls.

Scouts groups turn many interested children away which defeats the purpose and philosophy of scouting.

Posted by Karen Rodriguez, a resident of Lydiksen Elementary School
on Mar 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Although it is true that some troops are 'full' and as volunteers, we allow troop leaders to set the limit of girls that they can handle but there are ALWAYS troops that will take girls. If you're looking for a troop in Pleasanton, please contact me at rgirlscoutmail@aol.com, and we'll find you a troop. It may not be in your neighborhood, but since scouting is all about new friends and new experience, if you want your daughter involved, we can make it happen. Thank you, Karen

Posted by Heidi Hasz, a resident of another community
on Mar 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Awesome Rebecca!