Kelly Brumley: the risk-taker!
Kelly Brumley refuses to let any circumstances hold her back. A risk-taker through and through, she boldly embraces new opportunities and challenges. Kelly has cerebral palsy, which requires her to use a wheelchair, but does not allow anything to hinder her love of Girl Scouts.
“I do parades, and I sell cookies and I do a lot of fun things with the Girl Scouts,” said Kelly. “We’ve gone on trips like Moody Gardens and Medieval Times. We go on trips with cookie money.”
During the 2017 Cookie Program, Kelly, a seventh grader, helped her troop earn a substantial amount of cookie money – about 3,500 packages-worth to be more precise. In Nacogdoches, a city with a population of less than 34,000, that is no small feat.
Kelly has participated in the Texas Angels Pageant and “I Am Beautiful” Pageant, as well as the SFA Homecoming Parade, Veteran’s Day Parade and Nine Flags Christmas Parade. Unafraid of the spotlight, Kelly exudes courage and confidence. Next, Kelly plans to tackle the Girl Scout skill of leadership by mentoring a Daisy troop.
“It’s really fun looking up the crafts. I get to teach them a lot like the Girl Scout songs and the Girl Scout Promise and Law,” said Kelly.
In Nacogdoches, Kelly has limited opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities with her peers. Girl Scouts has helped Kelly fill that gap, allowing her to have amazing experiences and make long lasting friendships.
“I have a big group of friends in Girl Scouts and I talk to them, and it just helps me,” said Kelly. “Being in Girl Scouts, I have a whole group of friends I can talk to.”