Girl Scouts of Connecticut Hosting Girl Scout Day at the Capitol on February 26
February 12, 2014
Girl Scouts of Connecticut will be joined by Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, legislators, Girl Scouts, and supporters on Girl Scout Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 26.
The focus of the day is for Girl Scouts to discuss and advocate for key issues impacting girls statewide with their local legislators. This year’s theme will focus on the importance of emotional health and well being for girls – stemming from self-esteem, self image, to healthy choices and combating bullying and depression. A record crowd is expected of nearly 400 Girl Scouts and supporters.
A press conference will be held at 11:00 a.m. in Room 2C at the LOB to discuss the importance of Girl Scouting to a girl’s emotional and leadership development. It will also feature a pinning ceremony in which legislators can become a part of the Honorary Girl Scout Troop at the Capitol. This is a group of bi-partisan policymakers who are committed to advancing important issues for girls, including healthy living, internet safety, cyberbullying, and STEM opportunities. Lieutenant Governor Wyman will retain her position as Honorary Girl Scout Troop Leader.
“Girl Scout Day at the Capitol illustrates the need and importance of the voice of girls,” Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Mary Barneby said. “Girl Scouts of Connecticut is an advocate for all girls, as we listen to what our girls say and learn about the issues that are critical to them. By empowering them with the opportunities to speak with their legislators and helping them learn more about the power of civic engagement, we are building a generation of confident young women who will truly make a difference in the world.”
All Girl Scouts, supporters, friends, and family are welcome to attend the day’s festivities. For more information, visit our event webpage.