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J. Richelle Joe’s mother taught her a valuable lesson as a troop leader during her years involved with the Girl Scouts: Tell the truth and make space for hope. Our parents are our first teachers, and in my case they were also my Girl Scout troop leaders. Although I was not the most enthusiastic Brownie or Junior Girl Scout, I endured campsite latrines for the opportunities to sell cookies, accumulate badges and socialize with other girls my age.
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Joe, Richelle, "Tell the Truth and Make Space for Hope" (2020). UCF Forum. 429.
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