Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Girl Scout Week Proclaimed in Chesapeake

On Monday, March 9, Girl Scout Cadette Lily and her mother Jamie – both who serve on the Council’s Advocacy Committee – joined Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast CEO Tracy Keller at the office of Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff to receive the 2015 Girl Scout Week proclamation. Girl Scout Week is celebrated across the country each March in celebration of the founding of Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Ga.

During the visit to the Mayor’s office, Lily shared several leadership experiences she has had in Girl Scouts, including the opportunity she had to speak to congressional members about the Be a Friend First (BFF) program initiative that helps girls understand and deal with relational aggression. BFF was developed by Girl Scouts of the USA to help girls, especially those in middle school, to develop healthy relationships, prevent bully behavior and become peacemakers in their schools and communities.

“I am so impressed with the level of leadership that Girl Scouts offer girls,” Mayor Krasnoff said. “Building future leaders is a responsibility we all share in the community.”

Since the founding of Girl Scouts 103 years ago, some 50 million women across the country have been members of the organization.