GIRL SCOUTS MEET STATE LEGISLATORS, OBSERVE SESSIONS AT STATE CAPITOL
The Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida took 23 Girl Scouts to the Florida state capitol for a “Day at the Capitol” on April 20.
Girl Scouts, volunteers, and staff members from each of Florida’s six Councils attended, coming together to advocate on behalf of their four key pillars of leadership: STEM, Outdoors, Entrepreneurship, and Life Skills. A total of 126 Girl Scouts from councils across the state of Florida attended the day.
A welcome address kicked off the event in a courtyard ceremony that featured an interactive display of the organization’s leadership experience and time-honored traditions. Girls had the opportunity to meet and greet legislators and staffers at the exposition.
Later, girls had the opportunity to observe a Congressional session via the gallery, participate in a historic capitol scavenger hunt, and visit the Florida Historic Capitol Museum. The Girl Scouts were also recognized on the Senate and House floors during session.
“Participating in Girl Scouts Day at the Capitol was truly an amazing experience,” said Ashley Gill, Product Program Manager at GSGCF. “The girls from GSGCF enjoyed a day of conversation with legislators, learning the history of our state capital, and watching The House of Representatives while they were in session. They got to understand what drives a bill to the house and how it is brought to the floor. This trip was an experience many of them will think back on as they are looking forward to their futures.”
Girls earned a fun patch for participating in the day.