National Girl Scout Leader’s Day being celebrated in St. Lawrence County
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:43 am

To the Editor:

April 22 is designated as National Girl Scout Leader’s Day. Girl Scout volunteer leaders have been positively impacting girls lives since the beginning of Girl Scouting in 1912. These leaders are often beacons for girls as they approach womanhood. They provide a foundation of confidence, experience, respect and courage that stays with a young woman throughout her lifetime.

Here in St. Lawrence County we are but a small part of the larger picture of Girl Scouting. Our area known as Raquette Valley Service Unit is a part of the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Council which consist of 26 counties.

As a result of these adult volunteers in our area giving of their time, talent and support, the Girl Scout program is being made available to 149 girls ages 5-17 in the Raquette Valley Girl Scout Neighborhood which takes in five area school districts: Colton-Pierrepont, Parishville-Hopkinton, Madrid-Waddington, Norwood-Norfolk, and Potsdam.

A special thank you to the following people who are making it possible for the Girl Scout activities happening as part of the Raquette Valley Neighborhood: Sue Scott, Eve Huska, Marilyn and David Paradis, Sandy Mallory, Ellen MacMaster, Katrina Bailey, Jen Milburn, Jacquelyn Brown, Susan Donahue, Jessica Taylor, Amanda Jones, Amanda Fregoe, Jessica Lamb, Liberty Stanavage, Katie LaShomb, Stacie Cole, Tonya Fisher, Jennifer Fleury, Krista Hurley, Stephanie Anable, Nicole Lafave, Moira Daggett, Carolyn Zanta, Elizabeth Hobkirk, Laura Perry, Jesse Williams, Lisa Wilson, Sophie Forney, Kristen Ashley, Vanessa Lucas, Mary Oakes, Jamie Fairchild, Francine Griffin, Katie Murray, Jessica Mayette, and all the other troop committee members and parents who also assist with the troops.

The Girl Scout organization is a world wide group and for these girls to able to take advantage of the Girl Scout program opportunities and in fulfilling the Girl Scout mission, that girls lead with courage, confidence and character, is a definite plus to their future. Girl Scout program makes it possible for girls to build character and skills for success in the real world. Again, thank you adult volunteers for all your help.

If you happen to see any of these people, please express a “Thank you” for all their dedication in helping to make Girl Scouting available to the girls in our area.

Also, we would like to take time to thank all the parents/guardians who support the Girl Scout troops in our area and allow their daughters to participate in the program and the different communities who allow the troops to hold their meetings at various locations and for their support.

Anyone needing more information regarding the Girl Scout program or interested in volunteering the number to call is 1-800-943-4414 or checkout the website.

Happy National Leaders Day!

Marcia Oney RV Chairperson