Now is the time to join Girl Scouts

If you’ve ever thought of volunteering for or enrolling your daughter in the Girl Scouts organization now is the perfect time to participate. Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council (GSBDC) is putting out a call to the community for both adult volunteers and girls to sign up.

Girl Scout Sign-Up will be Feb. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 120 E. Third St., Weston, WV 26452.

Recruitment events are designed for potential Girl Scouts and volunteers to learn more about the organization, its mission, the time commitment and what it means to join Girl Scouts. Registration will be available for all interested parties. Staff members and current volunteers will be available to answer questions.

If you can’t make it to the event, learn more by contacting Erin May at 304-983-2429 or send your questions to erin.may@bdgsc.org. We’d love to discuss the fun, friends and fantastic opportunities that await your daughter!

“There’s never been a more perfect time to join the Girl Scouts movement. We’re looking for both girls and adults to register,” said Beth Casey, CEO. “Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, former Girl Scout or community member – we want you to volunteer. And there are many ways for girls to join the movement as well.”

You probably know that Girl Scouts earn badges, go camping, and sell cookies; they also do a lot more. They participate in community projects that help improve their neighborhoods and protect the planet; take part outdoors in activities such as camping and hiking; and partake in arts and craft activities including drawing, painting and sewing. Participating in the Girl Scout program has long-term benefits for girls. According to a new Girl Scout Research Institute report, Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study, women who were Girl Scouts as children display significantly more positive life outcomes than non-Girl Scout alumnae.

Working in partnership with about 4,000 volunteers, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council serves nearly 15,000 girls in 61 counties in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.7 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, call 1-800-756-7616 or visit the council’s Web site at www.bdgsc.org