Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hatteras Island Girl Scouts Hold Tagalong Tango

Outfitted in their best dresses with bows in their hair and smiles on their faces, 65 Hatteras Island Girl Scouts stepped out for a night on the town on Friday, February 27 for the Tagalong Tango. This annual dance, which was held at the Hatteras Island Civic Center, is organized especially for Girl Scouts and their dads, grandfathers or other significant adult males who play important roles in their lives.

Members of the military from Coast Guard Station Hatteras
with Girl Scouts Sally, Delaney, Elizabeth and Kimber 
This year, five military members from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet joined the fun after learning about the event from a local Girl Scout leader. They decided to get involved so that all of the girls, even those who came without a date, had a dance partner. Their volunteer efforts were worth it; everyone had a good time dancing the night away. 

“This is one of our best attended events,” Dawn Wimmer, membership specialist for the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast said. “It’s an opportunity for dads and granddads to get involved in the organization their girls are passionate about, and girls appreciate the special time they get to spend with their dad or other caring adult.”

Girl Scout moms and volunteers supported the event by serving food and stepping up as the designated clean-up crew.

The Tagalong Tango is named in honor of a Girl Scout Cookie variety, Tagalongs, the third best seller among the eight varieties that are being sold by area Girl Scouts through March 29. You can find all the varieties at cookie booths. To find a booth near you, use the Cookie Finder app or visit www.girlscoutcookies.org to enter your zip code and find cookie booths nearby.

It’s not too late in the year for girls to join the fun of Girl Scouting. For information about how to get started, visit www.gsccc.org.