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11/11/2014 05:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

81-Year-Old Woman Fulfills Life-Long Dream, Becomes A Girl Scout

Marilyn Vleck is living proof it's never too late to chase a dream.

For her 81st birthday, the Nebraska woman celebrated by finally becoming a Girl Scout. She'd wanted to don the uniform all her life, reports KMTV, but her family couldn't afford the fee when she was a child, so she put it off for a few years.

Her sister, Donna Lahoda, intended to surprise Vleck with a used Girl Scout uniform for her birthday, but the organization did her one better and decided to induct her into the organization instead. Judging by the Girl Scouts of Nebraska's stated mission of helping girls "build courage, confidence and character," we think Vleck will fit in just fine.

At 81, Vleck may be one of the older Girl Scouts in Nebraska, but still has some distance to go to catch Mildred Guenther, who was recognized as the state's oldest girl scout in 2012 when she was 97 years old, the Beatrice Daily Sun reported.

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