More girls in Jones County will be able to join Girl Scouts over the next two years with the support of a $2,500 grant from the Harold H. Bate Foundation. Funds will be used to provide recruitment events, volunteer training, resources for new troops, and start-up materials for girls and adults.
Expansion of the Girl Scout program in Jones County will not only bring the benefits of Girl Scouting to more girls, but will also helping fill the need for high-quality afterschool programs in this economically-stressed county. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience teaches life skills and provides girls access to the role models needed to develop positive, healthy relationships, excel at learning, avoid drugs and alcohol use, learn healthy living skills, prepare for the workforce, and contribute to their community.
Increasing troop participation can make a life-long difference in the lives of the girls and adults involved, as well as in the workforce and community. With the support of the Harold H. Bate Foundation, more girls and adults will be able to participate in the Girl Scout troop experience.
Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines thanks the Harold H. Bate Foundation support our work in building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We can’t wait to expand our reach and bring the many benefits of Girl Scouting to more girls in Jones County!