Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Maryland Girl Scouts Raise Awareness on Leadership

Maryland's Explore Harford reports that Being a Girl Scout takes a lot more than a good cookie pitch. Bel Air Troop 821 is a prime example of what troops across the country are accomplishing: donating food to local food banks, giving back to U.S. soldiers — even if it means making them smile with a box of their famous cookies — and rubbing elbows with politicians to promote women in leadership roles.

Troop 821 recently participated in a national campaign for Girl Scouts of the USA, ToGetHerThere. The campaign is part of the organization's 100th anniversary.

Girl Scouts CEO Anna MariaChávez and several politicians spoke February 1 in Washington, D.C., about the campaign, which focuses on women as leaders and how to encourage girls to aim for those roles — another important lesson Girl Scouts learn.