Maine's WABI TV 5 reports that The Girl Scouts of Maine gave House Minority Leader Emily Cain the Juliette Award at a luncheon on Thursday. The award is named after the Girl Scouts' founder, Juliette Gordon Law. It's bestowed upon a woman who demonstrates leadership and determination.
Representative Cain says she was honored to be recognized by an organization that meant so much to her.
"When I look back at my childhood, the Girl Scouts is really the first place I can remember in an all girl environment, devoid of cliques from school or socioeconomic stratification and classes, that you really were there just to learn how to become just the best person you can be," said Cain.
She says the lessons and values she learned as a Girl Scout are ones she carries with her to this day.