If you have ever enjoyed Camp Piedmont near Readyville, you're encouraged to attend a special celebration of Cindy Robinson's work there for the past 30-years.The event begins at 11:30 this coming Friday morning (6/29/2018), and the camp is just off the John Bragg Highway at 208 Pilot Knob Road in Readyville.
Cindy started her love for Girl Scouting like any other leader would by experiencing it with her daughter Laura Robinson whom is also her Day Camp Assistant. Robinson's love for Girl Scouting is contagious and her love for building girls of confidence, courage and character is infectious. She emulates the Girl Scouting Law and Promise in her actions.
Every year Cindy has encouraged Girl Scout Alumni to join her for a week filled with fun and memories. They drive from near and far to experience the atmosphere of Girl Scouting and to empower girls to be the future leaders of tomorrow. The volunteers and girls in the community spend a bit of their summer trying new things, exploring the great outdoors, making incredible memories with awesome new friends, and much more.
Middle Tennessee Girl Scouts Regional Executive Director Dawn Rhodes said, "When we live in a world of screens--smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!--It's wonderful to visit the camp and see what Cindy is doing to help our girls in the community grow into lovers of the outdoors. We can't do any of this without our volunteers and Cindy Robinson is not only our council's historian and a volunteer, but is a friend and a Rutherford County gem. We are blessed and lucky to have her."
Locally, the first troops were started in 1917, with the Nashville Girl Scout Council receiving its charter in 1926.
Today, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee serves 39 counties that include more than 20,000 Girl Scouts and volunteers. Where else can you learn new dance moves, go camping, take care of the planet, develop your leadership skills, contribute to your community, learn business skills, experience art, stay healthy and active, become independent and work together as a team all in one place.
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee prepares girls for their future by educating them in the areas of civic engagement, STEAM and healthy living. Join us as we continue our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
As a Girl Scout, girls join a worldwide sisterhood. Girl Scouting offers a safe, fun and supportive environment that challenges girls to be their best.
Girl Scouts have an extensive variety of opportunities to connect with their local communities by participating in Girl Scout traditions that include leadership, outdoor skills, camping and community service in a setting filled with friendship, learning and fun. Activities reach beyond these traditions and also focus on healthy living, the arts, financial literacy, science, technology and entrepreneurship. Girl Scouts are committed to the mission of making their communities and their world a better place.
Any girl in grades K-12 can join Girl Scouts and experience the time-honored traditions combined with innovative programming. There is a Girl Scout troop suited for every girl at any age level.