As families in North Alabama return to their school routines, Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is inviting girls to join the fun and register for Girl Scouts. Providing countless opportunities for making friends, trying new things and exercising leadership skills through activities like fighting pollution in their community, participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, playing sports and more, Girl Scouts is an exciting way to engage girls all year round. Girls can join by going to girlscoutsnca.org/startthefun .[sws_pullquote_right]Three in four girls say that, because of Girl Scouts, they’ve become a leader in more activities with their friends and classmates, as well as in their community. [/sws_pullquote_right] National studies from the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) show that Girl Scouts is unique because girls get to learn by doing, and they do so in a girl-led environment. This means that, in addition to girls learning in a hands-on and active way, they are encouraged to choose their activities, decide which topics they want to explore, and determine how they want to go about exploring them.
Families can learn more about Girl Scouting at area recruiting events taking place throughout North Alabama over the next few weeks. These events are open to all girls grades K-12 and their families and friends.
GSRI reports that at least 75 percent of girls who experience the fun of “learning by doing” and are part of a girl-led program become better at conflict resolution, problem solving, team building and cooperation, and developing self-confidence. In addition, nearly three in four girls who experience learning by doing and who are part of a girl-led program say that, because of Girl Scouts, they’ve become a leader in more activities with their friends and classmates, as well as in their community.
“We want every girl to be so excited about the adventures she’ll have with us that she can hardly wait for it, because she knows she can do anything she sets her mind to,” said Mary Charles, Interim CEO for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. “That feeling starts with parents who encourage their daughters, and volunteers who are role models. I challenge you to experience the positive impact that Girl Scouting can have on your girl.”
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is a United Way partner. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsnca.org or call 800-734-4541. To find dates/times/locations for recruitment events happening in North Alabama visit girlscoutsnca.org/recruitmentevents
Photo via: Girl Scouts of North Alabama
Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 30117 learn American Red Cross basic water safety skills and canoeing at Kamp Kiwanis on Lake Martin. From right to left: Allie Stafford, Cecilia Daigle, Igrainne Hill, Jamese Melton, Mimi Batten, Jane Bae, Ariel Johnson, and in photo but not visible are Erin Simmons and Emily Marron.
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