New York's Queens Ledger was on hand at the event and had only positive things to say. Girl Scouts from the five boroughs and surrounding areas were present to represent their Scout troops with parents and siblings present, all supporting the R.E.A.L. Girl cause. The day ended with a spectacular local fashion show featuring the R.E.A.L. Girl Scouts modeling fabulous new fall looks that are hip for back-to-school style.
This is the second year for the R.E.A.L. Girl contest. Last year’s winner, Hosanna Kabakoro from Idaho, was featured on the April/May 2010 cover and in a six-page Justine fashion spread. Also a 2009 Girl Scout National Young Woman of Distinction, Kabakoro founded 2-Way Street to Empower, aimed at enabling and encouraging refugee and at-risk immigrant youth to develop a sense of community identity in the United States.
Awesome indeed! Do you know any Girl Scouts that should register for the 2011 R.E.A.L. Girl Contest?