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Girl Scout Membership Recruitment Carnival set for Thursday

Published: Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 1:20 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 1:20 p.m. CST

PERU — Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) will hold a membership recruitment carnival from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Zearing Park in Princeton.

Girls ages 5 to 17 who would like to become part of Girl Scouting are invited to attend Today in central Illinois, more than 20,000 girls participate in troops and Girl Scouting activities in their communities, and the number continues to grow.

Girl Scouts is widely recognized as the top leadership organization for girls in the world. Today’s Girl Scout Leadership Experience, although embedded in the tradition of cookies and camping, offers girls more than ever before. Girl Scouting provides more opportunities than any other organization to help girls and young women develop their leadership potential and build practical life skills.

“Girl Scouts has evolved to meet the needs of today’s girls,” said Pam Kovacevich, GSCI CEO. “We are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. We are the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character by providing the tools and support to young girls that feed their drive to succeed in all aspects of life. We empower and encourage them to become good stewards to the environment and their communities. There is no other organization like it in the world.”

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