Sapreet Saluja, a graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, is featured in the fall issue of Girl Scouts Leader magazine. Now 27 and living in New York City, she volunteers with the national headquarters for Girl Scouts as part of the National Advisory Group on Developing Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities for Young Women 18 to 25.
In the article she says, “I entered Girl Scouts at a time most girls leave. And today I’m absolutely convinced that Girl Scouts has even more to give girls in their teens than at any other age. It’s a time when girls are getting a feel for the world and their place in it.”
Although she herself did not become a Girl Scout until she was 13, she attended two Wider Opportunities and one international event in New Zealand. She was also the first delegate from the West Windsor and Plainsboro Girl Scout Service Unit to attend a Girl Scout national convention.
When she worked in San Francisco in 2001, she volunteered with the Girls Scouts of San Francisco Bay Area in Oakland. In New York, she works for a national retailer.
In the article she also states, “I think most people want to give back to the community. I chose to volunteer for Girl Scouts because I feel strongly about it, and it’s flexible enough to fit my lifestyle.”