CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2017) – Throughout September, the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council will be in Mecklenburg County to rally tomorrow’s female leaders and today’s adult volunteers.
With a century-old mission of instilling courage, confidence and character in girls to make the world a better place, the Girl Scouts welcome school-age girls and their parents to learn how its leadership development curriculum is essential on the journey of self-discovery and enrichment.
The Girl Scout Research Institute recently shared a study that found:
- Girl Scouts exhibit stronger leadership outcomes than non–Girl Scouts;
- Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to participate in out-of-school-time activities that engage them in active learning;
- Girl Scouts helps girls do well in the classroom and beyond;
- Girl Scouts are twice as likely as non–Girl Scouts to participate in activities that shape their character and open up new worlds to them; and
- Supportive adults and the Girl Scout processes help Girl Scouts develop the Girl Scout Leadership Experience outcomes.
These results demonstrate the value the organization has on shaping the lives of girls. For full study results, please visit the Girl Scouts Research Institute at http://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/research.html.
“We truly believe Girl Scouts is the best girl leadership experience in the world,” said Angela Woods, CEO of the Hornets’ Nest Council. “This is why we are so passionate about giving every girl, parent and potential volunteer the opportunity to connect with us throughout the fall. We don’t want to miss one single girl who deserves the opportunity to grow, learn and lead.
“The same applies for parents and volunteers. Girl Scouts creates unforgettable memories and the opportunity to shape the character of tomorrow’s leaders.”
An essential ingredient to the Girl Scout success story are leaders and volunteers to guide girls on their leadership development journey. The Girl Scouts rely on volunteers to manage troops of an average of 10 girls and provide adult learning opportunities to equip volunteers for success.
Fifty-seven information sessions are currently scheduled in Mecklenburg County for girls (K-12) and interested volunteers. Sessions start Wednesday, Sept. 6 and continue until Thursday, Sept. 28. For a current schedule, please visit https://www.hngirlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/InfoSessions/Mecklenburg.html.
To obtain details on all information sessions, visit https://www.hngirlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/InfoSessions.html. To learn more about starting a troop or volunteering, visit https://www.hngirlscouts.org/en/for-volunteers/ways-to-engage.html.
About Girl Scouts:
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 2.3 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and building courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council serves 16,000 girls and adults in eight North Carolina and South Carolina counties including Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, visit www.hngirlscouts.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
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