Julianne Speyer, a 12-year-old girl, was attending the annual 4th of July parade in Chesterland, Ohio, when she noticed something that didn't sit right with her. When the announcer introduced the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the difference between what he said about them seemed unfair to her. After she went home, Speyer decided to write a letter to her local paper, the Geauga County Maple Leaf.
The paper published her letter on July 19 so everyone could be inspired by Speyer's presence of mind.
My name is Julianne Speyer. I am 12 years old and I would like to inform you of how offended and disappointed I am by the announcer of the Chesterland 4th of July parade's comment about the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
The announcer labeled the Boy Scouts as "future leaders of America" and he said the Girl Scouts were "just having fun."