Studies have consistently shown that one of the most effective ways to boost a nation’s economic output, enhance productivity, and improve the overall vibrancy of society is to invest in the leadership capabilities of girls and women.
To bring awareness to the necessity and benefits of women/girls in leadership roles, Girl Scouts from across North Carolina descended up the NC General Assembly on April 26 for the bi-annual Cookies’ n Milk day of advocacy.
The day included a cookie and milk reception with legislators and remarks from Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall. Marshall encouraged the girls to be hold, pursue their dreams, and be fearless in the face of challenges. Additionally, Girl Scouts attended Senate and House sessions and received introductions from House Rep. Boswell and Sen. Barringer and received a standing ovation from the floor for their continued leadership and in making the world a better place.
Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, who have received the highest award in Girl Scouting, also met with NC Governor Roy Cooper that afternoon, where they received a state-wide proclamation in honor of Girl Scouts and the Movement’s commitment to building girls of courage, confidence, and character.
Girl Scouts has provided transformative girl-led programming for over a century and helps every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader) discover her strengths, pursue her passions, and explore the world.