Tennaro: Inspiring leadersWritten by Guest Author | | GuestAuthor@toledofreepress.com
Can you put limits on imagination? Here at the Girl Scouts, we don’t think so. Every day we’re inspiring girls to look beyond their backyards and think of the possibilities that lie in wait.
We provide the avenue for girls to reach their full potential, in a supportive, hands-on environment where they choose the activities they pursue and lead the way. We embrace individuality and diversity. Each girl has a role to fulfill and a say in what she and her fellow scouts do and how they do it. This unique approach is what sets Girl Scouts apart.
Girl Scouts is more than just an organization; it’s a movement. Girls gain access to experiences and opportunities through Girl Scouts that they may not have on their own. We empower them to use their own perspective and creativity to decide how they want to make an impact on the community. I’ve seen girls travel to China and Nassau in the Bahamas, learn fencing and ballet, and do much more than they (or we) ever imagined. We build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. I’m proud to be a part of that.
Research shows that more than 90 percent of Girl Scout parents thought their daughter was more confident, made more friends and got better grades because of their involvement in Girl Scouts. Wouldn’t you want the same thing for your daughter?
Girls Scouts of Western Ohio provides new and exciting experiences to nearly 45,000 girls in 32 counties because of the dedication and hard work of our volunteers. We want to reach more girls than ever before, but in order to do that we need more volunteers. You don’t have to be a mom, parent or even a woman to volunteer. You simply need passion to help create a better tomorrow for girls in our community. We want them to know that they can be absolutely anything they want to be. Let’s make that happen.
To join or volunteer, please visit www.girlscouts.org/join or call 1 (888) 350-5090.
Together, we can make the world a better place.
Angela Tennaro is regional director of services for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.