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Why I Believe in Scouting for Girls

Mary Roberts Rinehart

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An Essay on Mary Robert Rineharts thoughts as to how and why the girl scouts are a good group for young girls.

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189 Lexington Avenue
New York City Why I Believe in Scouting By Mary Roberts Rinehart

Girls are great idealists. No one familiar with the working of the girl mind can fail to recognize how quickly they respond to ideals. They dream dreams, not of success, but of happiness. They look up rather than out.

But they are vague and uncertain, full of wistful yearnings that lead nowhere. Given a cause and a leader, and they will bring to it an almost pathetic eagerness, staunchness, loyalty, enthusiasm and unselfish effort.

There comes a critical time in a girl's mental and spiritual life, when she is waiting impatiently for young womanhood. The things of her childhood have lost their interest.. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Primary Source Material for History and Sociology of the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century.

This would be more useful if it were dated, but does give a somewhat idealized view of American society thought about the girls of the time Juliet Gordon Lowe was founding Girl Scouts of the United States

Short essay about why girls should be involved in scouting. I know a couple of leaders who could have written this better.

I remember the period of waiting. No longer a girl but miles away from womanhood. This I related to but doing it for our "future mothers" grates on me. Surely there are a millio