Girls Scouts from across the state will travel to the Capital City to meet their legislators and watch the General Assembly in session on Girl Scout Advocacy Day, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Prior to the legislative sessions, Girl Scouts will host a Girl Scouts Cookies ‘N’ Milk Reception at the General Assembly from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Nearly 400 Girl Scouts from across the state are expected to attend.
Girl Scout Advocacy Day occurs every two years as part of Girl Scout Week. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed this week Girl Scout Week in North Carolina, March 9-13, 2015. During the Girl Scout Cookies and Milk Reception, Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to meet with their legislators, shadow members and staff, tour the legislative building and observe the N.C. House and Senate N.C. legislative sessions.
“Girl Scout Week celebrates our organization’s long history and honors the generations of girls and women it has influenced,” said Lisa Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, adding, “For over a century, Girl Scouts has stayed true to the Girl Scout Promise and Law and remains passionate about building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”
When Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low first assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., for that first meeting on March 12, 1912, she believed all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Today, Girl Scouts is for all girls from kindergarten through high school. Wherever girls live, whatever their circumstances, Girl Scouts helps girls develop their leadership potential, connect with others, and take action to make a difference in the world.
“Community service and civic engagement were core values from the earliest days of Girl Scouting, and these same values are a part of today’s Girl Scout Leadership program shaping girls into the future leaders of tomorrow,” shared Jones. “We are excited for our Girl Scouts to participate in this day of advocacy as we celebrate Girl Scouts 103rd birthday this week.”
In addition, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is hosting a week of fun activities and celebrations for girls and adult members during the 2015 Girl Scout Week. In spirit week fashion, each day will have a special theme or activity to celebrate different aspects of Girl Scouting.