Being a risk-taker doesn’t always mean tackling a grand, physical challenge like rock climbing or white-water rafting. Sometimes, it means finding the courage to be in the spotlight, even if only for a few minutes.
This was the task at hand for Girl Scout Brownie Anne Marie, from troop 10275.
Every year her community has a small parade with an accompanying pageant. For the pageant, girls get all dressed up and answer a simple question about themselves like what their favorite subject is in school, or what they want to be when they grow up.
Though simple enough, participating in something like this can be a great challenge when you’re naturally shy and hesitant to be in front of a crowd. With a bit of encouragement and convincing from her mom, Anne Marie decided this would be a great way to step outside of her comfort zone and speak in front of a group of strangers.
When the time came, Anne Marie was very nervous, but she did’t let her fear hold her back. She bravely stepped up to the microphone and answered her question about her favorite hobbies. In her answer, she told the crowd that she loves to read chapter books and Greek Mythology–Artemis and Athena being her favorites.
Way to go, Anne Marie! You are a risk-taking G.I.R.L. that doesn’t let fear stop you from breaking out of your comfort zone, and that’s what being a Girl Scout is all about! Whether working on a Girl Scout Journey or participating in activities outside of your troop, Girl Scouts take risks.