Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines’ Junior Troop #1889 accepted the City of Raleigh’s 2016 Girl Scout Week proclamation during a special visit with Mayor Nancy McFarlane on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at her office in downtown Raleigh.
During the meeting, Mayor McFarlane shared highlights on her path to leadership role, explained the role of city government, and spoke of her time as a Girl Scout with the troop. The Girl Scouts also had the opportunity to ask Mayor McFarlane questions, and the meeting ended with the presentation of the proclamation.
“Providing opportunities for girls to meet and learn from female remodels in leadership positions like Mayor McFarlane is essential to the Girl Scout program. We want to express our appreciation to the mayor for spending time with and helping inspire the next generation of female leaders,” said Lisa Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines.
When asked about their experience meeting the mayor, members of Girl Scout Junior Troop #1889 shared the following:
- I learned that "anything is possible,” shared Issy J.
- Nora M. said the mayor advised the girls to "be prepared for anything.”
- "It was extraordinary seeing what she does to help the city of Raleigh," said Cosette L.
- "I thought that the mayor was nice to let us in and she was interesting in the questions,” added Lilly R.
- Melanie M. noted that the visit was “fun and educational.”
- "I learned a lot of new things about what the mayor does. I enjoyed it a lot,” said Sydney M.
On March 12, 2016, Girl Scouts celebrated 104 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character. Today, Girl Scouts is for all girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade. 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 their communities and beyond.
“Girl Scout Week celebrates our organization’s long history and honors the generations of girls and women it has influenced. For over a century, Girl Scouts has stayed true to the Girl Scout Promise and Law and remains passionate about building girls to be leaders of today and in the future,” added Jones.
Girl Scout Junior Troop #1889 is led by Jeannie Morello and Sarah Curry, and is one of the Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines’ 2015 Daisy Dozen Elite troops.