Mallika Jain, a 15-year-old girl who lives in San Jose, Calif., is on her way to raising $25,000 to pay for bathroom facilities, water purification systems, a computer lab, sports grounds, and libraries for two schools in poor communities in India. This effort to develop and display her fundraising prowess is part of a project for her Girl Scout troop. Jain, who has been an active Girl Scout since the age of 5, talks passionately about the way that scouting has helped her become a confident...

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