Columbia County girls are invited to learn more about the Girl Scouts at two upcoming rallies.
"Recruitment rallies are our main way of recruiting new girls into Girl Scouting," said Lindsey Rivers, the communications specialist at the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. "We're also trying to get adult volunteers who will be willing to lead troops for us."
The first rally will take place at 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday in the fellowship hall of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 5555 Hereford Farm Road, Evans. The event is aimed at kindergarten through fifth-grade pupils at Euchee Creek, Lewiston, North Harlem and North Columbia elementary schools.
The second rally will be held at 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in the gym of Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans. Girls attending Riverside, River Ridge and Greenbrier elementary schools are invited.
Volunteers will be on hand to talk with the girls and adults about Scouting and answer questions, Rivers said.
Though girls can join the program throughout the year, Rivers said the main push for recruitment comes at the beginning of a new school year.
Past recruitment rallies have proven very successful, she said.
"Our main issue in Girl Scouting right now is that we always have enough girls, but we don't always have enough volunteers," Rivers said. "We're really hoping that we get a good number of adult volunteers to sign up to lead troops as well."
Men 18 or older can also sign up to volunteer, she added.
Girl Scouts is designed to build courage, confidence and character, Rivers said. It also focuses on providing girls with science, technology, engineering and math skills.
"We are an organization for every girl," she said. "We do not discriminate, and we (help) a girl try anything that she wants to try."
For information, contact Jennifer Ellis at the Girl Scouts council at (706) 774-0505.
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