You might know Kat McNamara from 'Kickin' It' or 'Girl vs. Monster,' (she's also teaming up with BFF Joel Courtney in 'Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn' out later this year!) but what you might not know is that she's also a proud Girl Scout!
She stopped by the J-14 office to talk all about her Girl Scout experiences and to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Day, February 8th!
Here are Kat's top 5 reasons why being a Girl Scout is so amazing:
1. It Shows You Hard Work Pays Off
"It gives you a work ethic because there's so many things that you do," Kat says. "You work hard to accomplish goals, so it teaches you that if you put your mind to something you can accomplish it."
2. You Make Lifelong Friends
From slumber parties to volunteering together, your fellow Girl Scouts become a part of your family. "I can turn to any one of those girls, with any problem, and they would have my back," she says.
3. It's the Largest Girl-Run Business
The Girl Scouts have been around for 101 years and their cookie selling skills have only gotten better! This year they're stressing the 5 main lessons their cookie sales promote: "goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and personal skills," Kat says.
4. You Can Learn and Have Fun at the Same Time
Girl Scout cookies are so good and the troops who sell them always have the best time, but "it's a real learning experience and that's something that's really important to Girl Scouts and it's a key aspect of what we do," Kat says.
5. You Can Try New Things
Whether you are naturally adventurous or not, the Girl Scouts encourage you to not be afraid to try new things! "If you're someone shy and you're not sure about what you want to do or haven't tried a lot of different things," said Kat "the Girl Scouts is a great way to have new experiences and make memories."
Are you a Girl Scout?
Photo courtesy of Laura Knipping/J-14 Magazine.
Written by: Vivan Nunez.