Special to Atmore News
COVID-19 has school-aged children across the state and country confined to their homes and limiting their activities and social engagement. That is why Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) wants you to know that Girl Scouts is NOT cancelled! GSSA is bringing the exploration, fun, and learning of Girl Scouts to your family even when circumstances are holding you back from other activities. After all, Girl Scouts is not somewhere girls go or something they do – it is who they are day in, day out.
Girl Scouts works. It is the best leadership experience for girls in the world for one good reason: because it is girl-led! The inclusive, all-female environment of a Girl Scout troop creates a safe space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and just be themselves.
“As the expert on girls, GSSA is uniquely poised to help girls and their families adapt to our new reality,” Karlyn Edmonds, GSSA CEO, said. “This year, we will even have the option for girls to join Virtual Troops!”
GSSA is hosting weekly virtual registration sessions via Facebook Live starting August 24, at 6 p.m., and goes thru October 15. Parents can tune in and hear more about Girl Scouting, different troop options, and how to register. To find a full list of all of the Discover Girl Scouts events, you can visit their Facebook page.
Not a Girl Scout yet? No problem. Troops are forming now – to join or volunteer go to www.girlscoutssa.org/join or call 1-800-239-6636.