Girl Scouts of Connecticut Dedicates New Service Center in Lebanon
June 21, 2012
Thanks to many generous contributors and devoted volunteers, Girl Scouts of Connecticut was able to officially dedicate the newly completed Lebanon Service Center at Camp Laurel in Lebanon on Wednesday, June 20.
The day’s events included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the building, followed by a reception. Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s CEO, Jennifer Smith Turner, presided over the ceremony. Lebanon First Selectman Joyce Okonuk stopped by in the afternoon to offer congratulations on the new building.
The Lebanon Service Center has been operating for over a month as the new home for staff servicing the north and southeast portions of the state. This marks the end of satellite offices in this part of the state, allowing for more staff assistance to valued volunteers and Girl Scouts. The building is approximately 2,251 square feet, with an open floor plan, a full basement for storage, and a large program room for volunteers to attend trainings or for girls to attend programs.
“This was a truly special day for me to cut the ribbon on this new facility,” said Turner. “I have many fond memories of Camp Laurel, as this was where I held two Camp CEOs, which brought girls and CEOs together from around the state to camp for three days. I’m excited that this new office building allows others the opportunity to come and shop, work with staff, but also, to see the beautiful facilities we offer here for our Girl Scouts and campers in Lebanon.”
The Lebanon Service Center replaces the original location of the North Windham offices, featuring a brand-new Girl Scout shop for customers.