Online registration makes Girl Scouting easier for area girls
Oct 21, 2012 | 551 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chattanooga — It’s not too late to join Girl Scouts. Families who may have missed their community sign-ups are still welcome to join and start Girl Scouting immediately.

Joining is just a few keystrokes with online registration at the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians’ website, www.girlscoutcsa.org, or call 1-800-474-1912.

As soon as a girl joins online, she is welcome to begin participating in all council events and projects.

Additionally, the council is offering more ways for girls to participate without being members of traditional troops.

“Families are busy, but we are committed to ensuring that every girl can be a Girl Scout, no matter the family’s schedule,” said Kimberly Lauth, the council’s chief operating officer.

Girls who do not want to be in a troop may participate by attending special events, focusing on outdoor activities, or attending a series of special interest meetings that usually last about nine weeks.

All Girl Scout programming promotes the new Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Girls are introduced to new concepts, empowered to accomplish goals and put their ideas into action. This experience gives girls the confidence to be leaders in their homes, schools, communities and beyond.

“Girl Scouts gives girls real-life experiences that will build skills for a lifetime,” said Lauth. “Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”

The council is also asking volunteers to step forward to be role models to help girls reach their full potential.

Opportunities are tailored to fit the volunteer’s time, skills and interests.

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has approximately 14,000 girl and 5,000 adult members in 46 counties.

The council stretches from Southwest Virginia, through East Tennessee and North Georgia. Its mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Most United Way/Community Chest organizations give the council financial support.