Source: NorthFulton.com

Johns Creek Girl Scout share stories to inspire, recruit

by Caitlyn Walters

October 09, 2013

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta called on all leaders, young and old, to join local troops in Forsyth County.

The week of Sept. 30 through Oct. 7 was dedicated to National Recruitment Week, and members of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta campaigned for this year’s recruitment with the theme: “I can’t wait to…” The theme highlighted the fun, excitement and anticipation of the Girl Scout experience for elementary school-age girls, their caregivers and potential volunteers.

Oct. 3 started a new year for Girl Scouts, and local troop members shared their stories in hopes to inspire girls to join the Girl Scout community.

Girl Scout Morgan Duvic, a 16-year-old junior at Chattahoochee High School, said she has had hundreds of wonderful opportunities and developed leadership, communication and creative skills, all thanks to Girl Scouts.

“It’s just so awesome to be in Girl Scouts,” Duvic said. “Meeting new people, going to camp and workshops and seeing younger girls grow as people are the reasons I stay in Girl Scouts.”

Duvic said she did not know many people when she moved to Georgia from Chicago in the middle of her kindergarten year.

Her mother encouraged her to join Girl Scouts, and Duvic has never looked back.

“They really welcomed me in,” Duvic said. “We became really good friends and we still talk to each other to this day.”

Duvic has participated in 10 cookie sales, more than 200 badge workshops and events and attended Girl Scout summer camps for eight years. She works for Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta as underage camp staff and participates in several school clubs and extracurricular activities.

“Don’t be afraid to take the steps because you will be accepted for who you are no matter what,” Duvic said. “I plan to stay in Girl Scouts through college and the rest of my life.”

Currently, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta serves more than 44,500 girls and 19,000 adult members in 34 counties in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area.

For more information, visit www.girlscouts.org.