STOCKBRIDGE — Local Girl Scout troops are planning to celebrate the organization’s centennial this weekend, and they are using the celebration as a tool to recruit future leaders.
“One of the most powerful results of living the Girl Scouts law is the ability to exercise and recognize true leadership,” said Anna Maria Chávez, the chief executive officer for Girl Scouts. “Being honest and fair, courageous and strong, using resources wisely, respecting yourself and others, and making the world a better place … these are values that our staff and our volunteers on a national and a local level continually teach, model, and reinforce.”
Local scout leaders are working to spread those ideals among young girls in the Southern Crescent area.
Girl Scouts Service Unit No. 623 — a unit comprised of 11 Stockbridge-area Girl Scouts — will host its Girl Scouts Circus Day on Saturday.
The event will include games, food, face-painting and a bouncy house, said Peggy Cash, one of the event’s organizers. She said participants may register to be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to Six Flags Over Georgia, on Nov. 4, for Girl Scouts Day.
Saturday’s Girl Scouts celebration will serve as a recruitment tool for the local troops, added Cash, a troop leader for Girl Scouts Troop No. 10704, in Stockbridge. She said area troops are targeting young girls, ages 5-18, for potential memberships.
The event kicks off at 3 p.m., and continues until 7 p.m., at the Clark Community Park. It is located at 111 Davis Road, in Stockbridge.