MURFREESBORO, TENN. – Nearly 700 girls in Rutherford County have joined the network of more than 7,500 Girl Scouts in Middle Tennessee on a mission to make new friends, explore the outdoors, and build a better world.
"You can't teach character. You can't teach confidence. You can't teach courage. Those are things that happen from experience," said Agenia Clark, President and CEO of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. "Girl Scouts is an experience."
The Girl Scout experience in Middle Tennessee has multiple camp properties for troops to visit throughout the year and gives girls the opportunity to try activities like archery, rock climbing, and zipline. Other times, Girl Scouts look toward their futures by mentoring younger girls, exploring career options, and gaining financial literacy skills through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
"Girl Scouts teaches girls to use their voice and be the best they can be. We are always supplying them with new opportunities in every aspect of their lives," Regional Executive Jeannie Louk shares. "I encourage each parent out there to volunteer, spend quality time with their daughter and other girls, and be a mentor in their journey with Girl Scouts."
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is currently welcoming girls in kindergarten through 12th grade to join, and financial assistance is available.
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee (GSMIDTN) serves more than 10,000 girls in 39 counties across Middle Tennessee. GSMIDTN strives to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how you can be involved in Girl Scouts, visit www.gsmidtn.org
If you are interested in joining, contact Jeannie Louk at (615) 690-7057 or JLouk@gsmidtn.org.