The Boy Scouts of America doesn't say how long a personal statement should be or how it should be written.
It's important the statement is in your own words and it reflects an honest effort.
- Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912 and since its humble beginnings, the organization has grown to 3.2 million members—and that is just in the United States.
Low created the organization to give girls the opportunity to develop into leaders and give back to their communities.
If you won first prize at the science fair, this may be something you want to include.
If you spent an afternoon getting a lost dog to its rightful owner, you probably didn't get a trophy -- but perhaps the smile of gratitude was an honor to you just the same.
If it's hard to remember, think about any time you did more than what was expected of you, when you took additional responsibilities or when you were able to help someone in need.
In addition to leadership positions, include any honors or awards you received.
Find a quiet place and give it some serious thought.
Try writing a rough copy just for yourself, jotting down what comes to mind, and exploring what you want and don't want your life to be about.