"As a side note or a side story, the troop that my daughter is in has actually been together since they were in first grade and the girls are sophomores in high school now. My daughter is the 'youngest' in the Troop, as she joined when she was in 3rd grade, but the Troop has 4 members who have been together since elementary school. As a parent it is great to see that the girls are so close through Girl Scouts and they have their own support system. I am sure there are lots of stories out there like this, but just thought I would share. The other parents and myself always comment how lucky we are that the girls found each other and they are still so close after so many years."