Angel in Green
Having left mortal earth, I passed through Heaven's Gate And while anxiously awaiting the outcome of my fate I walked among the Angels all robed in purest white Whereupon I saw one figure which cast a greenish light.

She sat upon a misty cloud, a harp held to her breast In a flowing, blowing gown of green unlike all the rest; I asked what great deed she'd done to earn the special hue That gave her color where others had none, or maybe just a few.

She said "On earth I sought no fame, fortune was not my goal, I shunned the power of politics and worked without a toll; I spent my time with children, helping them to grow For as you reap in life, so must you learn to sow."

"You see...", she said, "the dividends while growing up I'd share I returned where many others were too self-involved to care. Girl Scouting was my choice of roads to follow in my quest For among the girls I found a love deeper than the rest."

"A teacher was I, my work was hard, I had no diploma or pay But where family and institutions failed, I help show them the way. The lessons I taught were obscure and difficult to see For they didn't have names like 'spelling', 'math', or 'geometry'."

"They were lessons in life delivered through guided experience And they taught such things as character, spirit, and confidence. Though on earth my life was blessed, it's even more so today For when I look down I see -my- work as my girls show others the way."

"On earth Girl Scouting taught me to leave things better than before And the same applies to that mortal place where life never was a bore. Now having lived by that Girl Scouting rule in every earthly endeavor I have become an Angel in green and shall be a Girl Scout forever."

Recently I started exchanging patches with other leaders and girls.
Here is what I have collected so far.

This is my Council's patch
GS Council of Greater New York

Email me if you'd like to exchange council patches