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Friday, February 8, 2013

Watch Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf Give Amazing Testimonial About How Girl Scouts Changed Her Life

One of the best parts of National Girl Scout Cookie Day for us here at Girl Scouts NorCal was hearing from a lifelong Girl Scout, Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf, about the incredible impact that Girl Scouting made on her.

Councilmember Libby Schaaf, center
"Girl Scouting did everything for me," Councilmember Schaaf says. "It's what gave me the confidence and the leadership experience to do what I'm doing today - run for office, and be a leader in my own city, the city where I was born and raised." 

Councilmember Schaaf was on hand at our GOT MILK? Girl Scout Photo Contest billboard unveiling today to congratulate our Grand Prize winner, 6-year-old Madison Glock from Castro Valley.

It was wonderful to see the Councilmember talking with Madison about pins and badges on her Daisy vest and then showing off her own original Girl Scout pin on her lapel with pride!

Be inspired and watch Councilmember Schaaf praise the impact of Girl Scouting on our Girl Scouts Speak Out YouTube Channel online here. 

We want to thank Councilmember Schaaf for her constant support for Girl Scouts, and congratulate her on becoming such a role model for our girls -- and also for achieving Girl Scouts' highest honor as a Girl Scout growing up in Oakland: First Class (now called the Girl Scout Gold Award)!

"Girl Scouts made me who I am today," Councilmember Schaaf says. "I am so thankful, and I can't wait to see the next generation of girls become the leaders of their cities."

Are you a proud Girl Scout alumna? Did you earn the Girl Scout Gold Award (also known as First Class, Curved Bar Award, Golden Eaglet)? Click here to share your story and reconnect with our vibrant Girl Scout Movement!

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