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14 Realities All Girl Scouts Understand

Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout. Keep the memories alive with Quaker® Chewy® Girl Scouts® Thin Mints® Granola Bars.

1. Everything tastes better cooked over a fire.

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It didn't take you long to figure out how to achieve smoky, crisp perfection every time.

2. Camp was the highlight of every summer.

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Rustic cabins, sleepovers EVERY night, tons of fun activities to choose from — let's be serious, you wished you could just live there.

3. Troop field trips were WAY better than school field trips.

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Instead of going to the same old national landmarks and museums with a crowded bus ride home to look forward to, you got to do hands-on activities at cool local spots with a small group of your best gals!

4. Sit-upons > lawn chairs.

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Waterproof, compact, and perfect for plopping down just about anywhere — what more could you ask for? Oh, and you can make them yourself??? C'mon.

5. Having your mom as your troop leader made you a VIP.

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You totally got to be second in command.

6. And you'll never forget the warm, proud feeling of ironing on a new badge with her.

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❤️ ❤️ ❤️

7. You learned to be a businesswoman far earlier than your non–Girl Scout friends.

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While they were eating the cookies, you were setting goals for how many you wanted to sell, managing money and paperwork, and interacting with people of all ages.

8. And acquired essential life skills some adults don't have — before you even hit double digits.

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First aid, computer knowledge, budgeting, public speaking, fitness...in the BAG!

9. SWAPS actually stands for something.

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Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere!

10. The more traditions and ceremonies, the better!

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“Nothing could make moving up from Daisies to Brownies more special than candles and celebrating with your fellow Girl Scouts!”

11. Your crafting was On. Fleek.

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You were a DIY master before it was even trendy.

12. Your vest will never cease to be your most prized possession.

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A beautiful, badge-covered tapestry representing years and years of learning and dedication.

13. In fact, you still find yourself wishing you got badges for all your accomplishments.

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"I would have like...30 filled vests by now..."

14. And, thanks to Girl Scouts, you've got all the poise and confidence you need to tackle life like a boss.

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Be proud. You earned it.

You go, Girl Scout. Stay true to yourself and snack on Quaker® Chewy® Girl Scouts® Thin Mints® Granola Bars.

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