Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Congresswoman Luria visits Virginia Beach Girl Scout troop

Congresswoman Elaine Luria recently visited Virginia Beach Troop 125 at the Mermaid Factory in Norfolk to give the girls words of encouragement as they geared up for the start of cookie booth sales which kicked off on Sunday, February 17. The girls were inspired as she talked about the different careers and opportunities she has had in her lifetime, including owning her own business.

“It’s always best to plan ahead so you are prepared for anything and ready to accomplish your goals,” she said.

As a Girl Scout, Congresswoman Luria learned valuable lessons about teamwork, responsibility and time management. She said Girl Scouts also helped her realize the importance of preparation, collaboration and working with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Since January 5 this year, Girl Scouts all over southeast

ern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina have been planning, preparing and executing plans for their cookie businesses.

This year, Troop 125 set a goal to sell 7,500 boxes of cookies.

“I feel it’s important for the girls to hear from Girl Scout alums of all backgrounds because it teaches them that they, too, can be anything they want to be,” Vanessa Fuery, leader of the troop, said. “It allows the girls to see and hear from women who may have once been exactly where they are and demonstrates that the future is full of possibilities.”

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program. Girls gain skills that last them a lifetime, including business ethics and money management. Cookies are on sale until March 24. Click here to find a booth near you.