Thursday, March 6, 2014

Virginia Legislative Day 2014

On February 27, 2014, a delegation of girl and adult members from Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast attended an annual Virginia Girl Scout Legislative Day in Richmond. A “milk and cookies” reception was held in the morning at the General Assembly Building where state delegates and senators had an opportunity to visit with various Girl Scout staff, volunteers and girl members from throughout Virginia. There are a total of five councils that serve Girl Scouts in Virginia. Introductions in the House and Senate followed the reception.

A special visit with Virginia Secretary of Education Ann Holton was held in the afternoon to discuss Girl Scout program initiatives in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as a new initiative that addresses bullying – Be a Friend First. This annual event allows Girl Scouts on leadership tracks who are interested in advocacy to speak with legislators and to help Girl Scouts promote efforts that create positive change in girls’ lives.

Left to right: GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller, Girl Scout Cadettes Zoe and Lily from Chesapeake, Girl Scout Junior Sianna from Norfolk, Virginia Secretary of Education Ann Holton (a former Girl Scout), Girl Scout Ambassador Megan and Girl Scout Seniors Anne and Amanda from Virginia Beach, and CEO of Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia Viola Baskerville.