Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes attending a Girl Scout summer day camp plant a vegetable garden at First Baptist Church as a Take Action project.

Girl Scouts call for new members

Girl Scouts Louisiana East is making its back to school push for girls and adult volunteers to join Girl Scouts, the country’s premier leadership development organization for girls, with new data showing the organization’s benefits for both girls and volunteers. Results of a summer 2014 pulse poll conducted with over 3,500 volunteers and parents of Girl Scouts in the K−5 age range show positive effects on members of all ages. Ninety-seven percent of parents agree that Girl Scouts has been a positive activity for their daughter, that she has had fun and exciting new experiences (95 percent), and that she has learned or tried something new (96 percent). In addition, 94 percent of parents say that because of Girl Scouts their daughter feels special, has more friends (95percent), and is happier (89 percent). The data shows volunteers benefit as well: 94 percent of volunteers have made new friends, 88 percent believe their life is better because they volunteer with Girl Scouts, and two-thirds believe their volunteer experience has helped them professionally. Ninety-five percent of Girl Scout volunteers are happy knowing they are making girls’ lives better.
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