“I believe Girl Scouts is the number one organization for women in America,” Ulmer said.
And Morgan Howard, a local high school freshman who has been with the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta for nine years, a member of local Troop 482, elaborated on the statement.
“Girl Scouts is about building confidence, courage and character,” the senior Girl Scout said. “I also believe Girl Scouts is about team-building. We learn to share ideas and work toward a common goal.”
Other traits of a Girl Scout are displaying good citizenship and community service, Howard added.
“Another thing I like is selling Girl Scout cookies. And who doesn’t like them,” she said, adding that she has set the goal of selling 2,000 boxes this year. “If anyone wants to buy Girl Scout cookies, please let me know after the meeting.”
As for her upcoming goals, Howard said she is working on earning her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. “It’s a very challenging process, but in the end, carries very high honors.”
Then her mother, Kimberly Howard, who leads Troop 482, spoke to Kiwanis members.
“I encourage my girls to go all the way with the Girl Scouts,” she said. “I’m very proud to be associated with this organization.”