As the Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years, Eyewitness News learns what the group is really all about.
Troop Leader in Clark Mills, Crystal Faria says being a Girl Scout is all about courage, confidence, and character.
And while you might recognize them knocking on your door offering their famous cookies, Faria says it's more than just that.
"To watch these girls in my troop grow by taking that step by not being after to say yes, I'm going to try it," said Faria.
10-year-old Anica Shepherd joined troop 934 in 2010.
With a vest full of badges after just two years, she's learned something from each and every one of them.
"It's taught me friendship, respect, and I don't have to be someone else. I can be myself," said Anica.
With today's image critical culture, Crystal says Girl Scouts is a way to learn self confidence for her daughter and the troop.
"Instead of feeling inadequate because of those images that are forced down her throat by society, Girl Scouts is helping her to say well, I'm me and I'm unique," said Crystal.
Along with learning life lessons, Anica says she does still learn a think or two from selling all those cookies.
"If you want to sell 1,000 boxes, you can do that. But you just have to try hard enough," said Anica.