Mother-Daughter Teamwork: From Girl Scouts to Graduation

Alison (on left) and Heather (on right) are pictured here representing the Girl Scouts of America as Pax Lodge volunteers Hampstead, England.

After her family relocated from Poughkeepsie, NY to Middletown, CT, Heather Bentley could no longer attend in-person classes at Dutchess County Community College.

“Dutchess had some… online courses available, but most were campus-based and I had to work at least part time. My mom was working on her degree through SUNY Empire and she recruited me to take my first course, an independent study she designed, called the ‘Social Impact of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ taught by Himanee Gupta Carlson,” said Bentley, who has been a girl scout for 20 years.

Heather completed that course and the rest is history…She will complete her associates in May 2013 in The Arts, and plans to continue on to complete her bachelors degree in Media Arts. Her mom, Alison Bentley graduated in January 2013 with an Interdisciplinary degree in Organizational Communication. Together, they will attend the graduation ceremony in Saratoga Springs in June.