Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Meet Honorary Troop 1912 in South Carolina

The Times and Democrat reports that in Columbia, SC, women from the South Carolina House of Representatives came together on May 11 to form the first-ever South Carolina honorary Girl Scout troop.

Troop 1912 is made up of all 16 women in the South Carolina House. The two Girl Scout councils in the state, Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina and Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands, hosted the troop meeting. According to Kim Hutzell, president and CEO of Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands, the two councils will work in partnership with women members of the state legislature to address issues that impact girls.

Loretta Graham, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, addressed the Girl Scouts' legislative agenda, which includes four areas of interest: promoting girls' physical, social and emotional health; increasing girls' involvement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); advancing girls and leadership development; and strengthening financial literacy.