Meeting set to revive Girl Scout program

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Girl Scouts are making a come back in Pike County.

Currently, there are no active Girl Scouts in Pike County and no active leaders, but Brandy Nelson is hoping to change that.

Nelson, a former Girl Scout, herself, is hosting a recruitment event at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama at 10:30 on Saturday.

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Women interested in being Girl Scout leaders and volunteers and girls all the way up to 12th grade are invited to the event.

“We are really trying to pump it up and get parents involved so the girls can be involved,” Nelson said.

Nelson said she enjoyed her time as a Girl Scout and now she loves being an adult leader.

“We get to go camping on the battleship U.S.S. Alabama,” Nelson said. “We go canoeing and there are opportunities to learn new things like scuba and snorkeling.”

Nelson said being involved in Girl Scouts also gives children and young women chances to be involved in the community through service.

“The main thing is,” Nelson said, “it teaches girls to be better people. It encourages them by boosting their confidence levels.”

For more information about the revival of the Girl Scout program in Pike County, email call (334) 494-0640.