Aniya Chambers-Brown joins the Young Women of Excellence Girl Scout Troop (YWOE) in Toledo and sells cookies to fund the trip of a lifetime.
Aniya Chambers-Brown began her Girl Scout journey in elementary school, where she spent three years in a troop building friendships, earning badges, selling cookies, and going on local adventures. When her family began a series of moves, she left her beloved Girl Scout sisters behind. She was never in a place long enough to join another troop, but thanks to her Girl Scout experience, Aniya embraced being on the move and developed a love for traveling and trying new things.
Skip forward, several years. Aniya has settled into her freshman year at Waite High School and has finally reunited with the Girl Scouts through the Young Women of Excellence Girl Scout Troop (YWOE), a three year partnership between Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and Toledo Public Schools designed to increase graduation rates and improve academic success.
“YWOE has given me a strong group of friends who are really on their game,” said Aniya. “We’re a sisterhood of young women working to empower ourselves and others through team building, community service, and striving for excellence in school and at home.”
During a “Keepin’ it Real” Girl Scout weekend at Camp Libbey, Aniya attended a session on Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate adventure program where girls ages 11 and older are engaged in travel adventures around the coun...