LUMBERTON — Local Girl Scouts recently celebrated the nation-wide organization’s 99th year of doing more than just selling cookies.
In Robeson County, more than 1,000 girls and 80 adults are registered Girl Scouts. They participate in a variety of community service projects like providing blankets and supplies to the homeless, supporting homeless shelters, food drives, collecting can tabs for Ronald McDonald House charities, Operation Christmas Child, and sending clothing to Haiti.
“We’re very proud we’ve been around this length of time,” said Myra Walters, the leader of Troop 17 in Lumberton.
The mission of Girl Scouts is to build courage, confidence and character in girls so they can make the world a better place.
“In addition to helping them discover themselves, it gives them an opportunity for growth and they learn success stories and build self-esteem though Girl Scouts,” Walters said.
To become a volunteer, contact Kammala Brayboy at (910) 739-0744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.