Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, and organizers are hoping to boost their ranks by forming 100 troops in the Lake Norman area at meetings this month. Interested girls and volunteers are being invited to meetings in Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville.
Recruitment nights and information sessions are planned for new Girl Scout participants and volunteers at all eight public elementary schools in the area during the month of September.
Families will receive flyers with meetings dates and times through school, or they can visit www.hngirlscouts.org/girls for more information. In addition, girls of all ages and from any schools who are interested in learning more about Girl Scouts can visit our display at Birkdale on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.
“Our goal is to have 100 troops in our region this year. Dozens of troops are already are in place, and others will be formed this fall,” said Missy Parker, co-manager of the Service Unit that serves Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mecklenburg County (north of Mt. Holly Huntersville Road.)
Ms. Parker and co-manager Karen Fesperman of Davidson are troop leaders themselves. They have been tapped to coordinate the efforts of the local district/service unit that serves hundreds of girls in our community. “We look forward to creating ways for leaders and Girl Scouts to collaborate on program initiatives and fun troop activities in North Mecklenburg,” adds Fesperman.
North Mecklenburg Meetings
Barnette Elementary Wednesday, Sept. 12 6:30 pm
Blythe Elementary Monday, Sept. 17 6:30 pm
Cornelius Elementary Monday, Sept. 17 6:00 pm
Davidson Elementary Monday, Sept. 10 6:30 pm
Huntersville Elementary Monday, Sept. 17 6:30 pm
JV Washam Elementary Wednesday, Sept. 12 6:00 pm
Long Creek Elementary Thursday, Sept. 13 6:30 pm
Torrence Creek Elementary Thursday, Sept. 20 6:30 pm
ALL ages & schools
Birkdale Village Saturday, October 6 10:00 am
“Girl Scouts experience community service, skill building, friendships, leadership and personal development. I look forward to bringing girls and adults into our program,” said Jeniffer Tomes-Smith, volunteer coordinator for recruiting. “My daughter and I got involved in a troop last year when she was in kindergarten; I know others will enjoy it as much as we have!”
To find out about starting a Girl Scout troop, or for more information, contact Jeniffer Tomes-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (GSHNC) serves girls in Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, and Union counties in North Carolina; and York County in South Carolina. GSHNC is divided into Service Units, and Meck 1 Service Unit is the Mecklenburg County area north of Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road/Alexanderana Road, including Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson.